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PRATFALL

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does pratfall mean? 

PRATFALL (noun)
  The noun PRATFALL has 2 senses:

1. a fall onto your buttocks
2. an embarrassing mistake

  Familiarity information: PRATFALL used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PRATFALL (noun)


Sense 1pratfall [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A fall onto your buttocks

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("pratfall" is a kind of...):

fall; spill; tumble (a sudden drop from an upright position)


Sense 2pratfall [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An embarrassing mistake

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

bungle; blooper; blunder; boner; boo-boo; botch; flub; foul-up; pratfall; fuckup; bloomer

Hypernyms ("pratfall" is a kind of...):

error; fault; mistake (a wrong action attributable to bad judgment or ignorance or inattention)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "pratfall"):

bobble (the momentary juggling of a batted or thrown baseball)

clanger (a conspicuous mistake whose effects seem to reverberate)

howler (a glaring blunder)

faux pas; gaffe; gaucherie; slip; solecism (a socially awkward or tactless act)

fluff (a blunder (especially an actor's forgetting the lines))

fumble; muff ((sports) dropping the ball)

bull (a serious and ludicrous blunder)

spectacle (a blunder that makes you look ridiculous; used in the phrase 'make a spectacle of' yourself)

snafu (an acronym often used by soldiers in World War II: situation normal all fucked up)

misstep; stumble; trip; trip-up (an unintentional but embarrassing blunder)


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