Pert (?), a. [An aphetic form of OE. & OF. apert open, known, true, free, or impudent. See Apert.]

1.

Open; evident; apert.

[Obs.]

Piers Plowman.

2.

Lively; brisk; sprightly; smart.

[Obs.]

Shak.

3.

Indecorously free, or presuming; saucy; bold; impertinent.

"A very pert manner."

Addison.

The squirrel, flippant, pert, and full of play. Cowper.

 

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Pert, v. i.

To behave with pertness.

[Obs.]

Gauden.

 

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