from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Trim and stylish in appearance; jaunty: a pert hat.
- adj. High-spirited; vivacious.
- adj. Impudently bold; saucy.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To behave with pertness.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Open; evident; apert.
- adj. Lively; brisk; sprightly; smart.
- adj. Indecorously free, or presuming; saucy; bold; impertinent.
- intransitive v. To behave with pertness.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Comely; beautiful; of good appearance; trim; neat.
- Lively; brisk; clever; smart.
- Forward; saucy; impudent; indecorously loquacious or free.
- Synonyms See impudence.
- n. A pert or impudent person of either sex.
- To perk.
- To be pert or saucy; behave with pertness.
- Open; clear, as a way or passage.
- Plain; clear; evident; obvious; not concealed.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. characterized by a lightly pert and exuberant quality
Middle English, unconcealed, bold, short for apert, obvious, frank (probably influenced by Old French aspert, espert, clever), from Old French, from Latin apertus, open, past participle of aperīre, to open; see wer-4 in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Aphetic form of apert. (Wiktionary)