Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Slang The buttocks.
  • noun Chiefly British Slang A person who is incompetent and stupid.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A trick.
  • noun The buttock.

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  • noun A cunning or mischievous trick; a piece of deceit; a fraudulent scheme.
  • noun UK, slang A fool.
  • noun slang The female genitals.
  • adjective cunning, astute

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Origin unknown.]

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From Middle English prat, from Old English præt, prætt ("trick, prank, craft, art, wile"), from Proto-Germanic *prattuz (“boastful talk, deceit”), from Proto-Indo-European *brodno- (“to wander about”). Cognate with Eastern Frisian prat, Dutch pret ("fun, pleasure, gaity"), obsolete Dutch prat ("cunning, strategem, scheme, a prideful display, arrogance"), Low German prot, Norwegian prette ("trick"), Icelandic prettur ("a trick"). Related to pretty.

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  • Tarp in reverse.

    July 22, 2007