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What is the origin of “pratfall?”

I came across the word "pratfall" in this journalistic piece: eHuffington Post: Donald, you are not in Manhattan anymore But the first pratfall ― cancelling the vote on the bill after insisting it ...
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What effect is the writer trying to create with the use of “bigly?”

This is from the same paragraph that sparked my question about pratfall a few minutes ago. What is the origin of "pratfall?" The full paragraph is here (highlighting is mine): But the ...