(UK, slang) A fool. [from 20th c.]
Other Word Forms of Prat
Origin of Prat
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.
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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