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[prat] /præt/
Edwin John, 1883–1964, Canadian poet. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The Pratt home had certainly risen like a Phœnix from its ashes.

  • There he had Pratt arrested, but there seemed to be no law under which he could be held.

    The Story of the Mormons William Alexander Linn
  • “Come right in, Pratt,” said the girl, with 18 frank cordiality.

    Frances of the Ranges Amy Bell Marlowe
  • "I want to be just as good a shot as anybody," he said, turning to Pratt.

    The Eagle's Heart Hamlin Garland
  • Deacon Pratt knew the characters of the seamen of the island too well, to trifle in a matter of so much moment.

    The Sea Lions James Fenimore Cooper
Word Origin and History for Pratt

the surname apparently is from Old English *prætt (adj.) "cunning, astute;" related to late Old English noun prætt "a trick" (see pretty). As a type of pottery, named for Staffordshire pottery manufacturer Felix Pratt (1780-1859).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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The buttocks; ass: He does not fall on his prat

[1567+; origin unknown]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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