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

  • n. Slang The buttocks.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A cunning or mischievous trick; a piece of deceit; a fraudulent scheme.
  • n. A fool.
  • n. The female genitals.
  • adj. cunning, astute

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A trick.
  • n. The buttock.

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

  • n. the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on


Origin unknown.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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. (Wiktionary)



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