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Noun: pratfall  'prat,fol
Usage: informal
  1. A fall onto your buttocks
  2. An embarrassing mistake
    - blunder, blooper [N. Amer, informal], bloomer [informal], bungle, foul-up, flub [N. Amer, informal], botch, boner [N. Amer, informal], boo-boo [informal], goof [informal], boob [Brit, informal], blue [Austral, NZ, informal]
Verb: pratfall  'prat,fol
  1. Make or have a pratfall

Derived forms: pratfalls, pratfalling

Type of: error, fall, fault, mistake, spill, tumble

Encyclopedia: Pratfall