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Slang

prat

This page is about the slang term prat

British English offensive!

Meaning

a fool

For example

  • I can't believe what an idiot that guy is. What a prat!

  • Wearing green pants and a blue jacket made Bob look a right prat.

Variety

This is typically used in British English but may be used in other varieties of English too.

Quick Quiz

Brad was acting like a real prat, so his girlfriend

a. told him to stop it

b. felt really proud of him

c. smiled and said he was wonderful

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Contributor: Matt Errey