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Or: prat . ETYMOLOGY: Lawrence Paros. The Erotic Tongue (1984): ' A fine word which originated with the Old English praet for "prank," which, in addition to being an a*s, also doubled as a vagina during the nineteenth century. It was from the first meaning that many a vaudevillian and silent film star developed his pratfalls, building entire comedy routines about them .'

1. In 16-19 th century England, the backside , the posterior . See ass for synonyms.

2. From the 1930s onward, the female genitals . See vagina for synonyms.

3. To pratt for , to bend-over to assume a receptive position for anal-intercourse .

4. In Britain, a mild term of abuse for an (incompetent) fool. ' That silly pratt! '

See Also: prat, pratt

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