saucy; impudent; pert
Origin of malapertOld French ; from mal, badly (see mal-) + appert, variant, variety of espert, experienced, deft (see expert): influenced, influence by apert, open, bold (; from Classical Latin apertus: see aperture)
a saucy, impudent person
Impudently bold in speech or manner; saucy.
An impudent, saucy person.
Origin of malapertMiddle English, from Old French : mal-, mal- + apert, clever, alteration (influenced by apert, clever, saucy; see pert) of Latin expertus; see expert.
- (now archaic) An impudent or saucy person. [from 15th c.]
(comparative more malapert, superlative most malapert)
From mal- +"Ž apert.