Prat vs Fanny - What's the difference?

prat | fanny |

As nouns the difference between prat and fanny

is that prat is meadow while fanny is (british|irish|australia|nz|south african|vulgar) the female genitalia or fanny can be (uk|naval slang) mess kettle or cooking pot.



Alternative forms

* pratt

Etymology 1

From (etyl) prat, from (etyl) . Related to (l).


(en noun)
  • Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • (obsolete) Cunning, astute.
  • Etymology 2

    Origin unknown. Perhaps a specialised note of Etymology 1 (see above).


    (en noun)
  • (slang) A buttock, or the buttocks; a person's bottom.
  • *Thomas Dekker , 1608 , The Canters Dictionarie'' in ''The Belman of London'' (second part ''Lanthorne and Candlelight )
  • *:Pratt , a Buttock.
  • *1982 , (TC Boyle), Water Music , Penguin 2006, p. 5:
  • *:Mungo didn't like their attitude. Nor did he like exposing his prat in mixed company.
  • (UK, slang) A fool.
  • (slang) The female genitals.
  • *1967 (sourced to 1942), William A. Schwartz, The Limerick: 1700 Examples with Notes, Variants and Examples Vol 1, Greenleaf Classics 1967, p. 124:
  • *:"She's a far better piece
    Than the Viceroy's niece,
    Who has also more fur on her prat."
  • *1984 John Murray, ed, Panurge , Vol 1–3, p. 39:
  • *:"...they would kidnap a girl and take her back to their camp where they would pull down her knickers, hoping to find hairs on her prat."
  • *2005 Sherrie Seibert Goff, The Arms of Quirinus , iUniverse 2005, p. 135:
  • *:"My prat was sore from the unfamiliar activities of the night before, but my virgin bleeding had ceased, and we rode most of the day in that unworldly haze that comes with lack of sleep."
  • Synonyms
    * See also * See also
    Derived terms
    * pratfall * prat about * prattery (rare) * prattish (rare)


    * part * rapt * tarp * trap


    * pratt'', in by Farlex. ----



    Alternative forms

    * (l)

    Proper noun

    (en proper noun)
  • * 1883 , Heart and Science , Chatto and Windus, page 227:
  • "My name is Frances. Don't call me Fanny'!" "Why not?" "Because it's too absurd to be endured! What does the mere sound of ' Fanny suggest? A flirting dancing creature - plump and fair, and playful and pretty!"