Definitions

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

  • noun A fall on the buttocks.
  • noun A humiliating error, failure, or defeat.

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  • noun A fall onto the buttocks.
  • noun A humiliating mistake.
  • noun A staged trip or fall, often for comedic purposes.
  • verb To fall on to the buttocks.

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

  • noun a fall onto your buttocks
  • noun an embarrassing mistake

Etymologies

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prat +‎ fall

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  • Literally: a fall on your ass.

    January 9, 2007

  • Adding to who knew

    April 12, 2009