What does pert mean?

Definitions for pertpɜrt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word pert.

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"


  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

  5. Origin: [An aphetic form of OE. & OF. apert open, known, true, free, or impudent. See Apert.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Pert

    pėrt, adj. (obs.) open: evident: plain. [O. Fr. apert—L. aperīre, apertum, to open.]

  2. Pert

    pėrt, adj. forward: saucy: impertinent: too free in speech: (obs.) clever.—n. an impudent person.—adv. Pert′ly.—n. Pert′ness. [Perk.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pert in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pert in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Edith Sitwell:

    Vulgarity is, in reality, nothing but a modern, chic, pert descendant of the goddess Dullness.

  2. Butler:

    All smatterers are more brisk and pert Than those who understand an art; As little sparkles shine more bright Than glowing coals that gave them light.

Images & Illustrations of pert

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Translations for pert

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • impertinenteSpanish
  • بی پردهPersian
  • animé, impertinent, ouvert, évidentFrench
  • vivace, faceto, aperto, impertinenteItalian
  • дерзкий, нахальный, бодрый, наглыйRussian
  • துடுக்கானTamil

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