Pratfall meaning

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A fall on the buttocks.
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A humiliating error, failure, or defeat.
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A fall on the buttocks, esp. one for comic effect, as in burlesque.
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A fall onto the buttocks.
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To fall on to the buttocks.
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A staged trip or fall, often for comedic purposes.

The motivational speaker started with a pratfall so he could speak about the importance of getting back up.

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Origin of pratfall