Peart (?), a. [A variant of pert, a.]

Active; lively; brisk; smart; -- often applied to convalescents; as, she is quite peart to-day.

[O. Eng. & Colloq. U. S.]

There was a tricksy girl, I wot, albeit clad in gray, As peart as bird, as straight as bolt, as fresh as flowers in May. Warner (1592).

 

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