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pratfall (plural pratfalls)
- A fall onto the buttocks.
- A humiliating mistake.
- 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.
- (a fall on to the buttocks):
- (a humiliating mistake): blunder, howler
- (a staged trip or fall, often for comedic purposes):
- To fall on to the buttocks.