Definitions for pertpɜrt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pertpɜrt(adj.)-er, -est.

  1. boldly forward in speech or behavior; impertinent; saucy.

  2. jaunty and stylish; chic.

  3. lively; sprightly; in good health.

  4. Obs. clever.

Origin of pert:

1200–50; ME, aph. var. of apert < OF < L apertus open, ptp. of aperīre; see aperient

pert′ness(n.)

pert.

  1. pertaining.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. impertinent, irreverent, pert, saucy(adj)

    characterized by a lightly pert and exuberant quality

    "a certain irreverent gaiety and ease of manner"

Wiktionary

  1. pert(Verb)

    To behave with pertness.

  2. pert(Adjective)

    Attractive (of a person); well-formed, shapely (of a part of the body).

  3. pert(Adjective)

    Lively; alert and cheerful; bright.

  4. pert(Adjective)

    Cheeky, impertinent (especially of children or social inferiors).

  5. pert(Adjective)

    Open; evident; unhidden.

  6. Origin: Aphetic form of apert.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pert(adj)

    open; evident; apert

  2. Pert(adj)

    lively; brisk; sprightly; smart

  3. Pert(adj)

    indecorously free, or presuming; saucy; bold; impertinent

  4. Pert(verb)

    to behave with pertness

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