The definition of pert is something that is bold and stylish with a little attitude, or lively and stimulating.adjective
- An example of something pert is a hat that is perched in a confident and provocative way.
- An example of something pert is a group of older women who love to dance.
- bold or impudent in speech or behavior; saucy; forward
- chic and jaunty
- Dialectal in good spirits or health; lively; brisk
- Obsolete clever
Origin: ME, aphetic for apert < OFr < L apertus, open: see aperture
Origin: < P(rogram) E(valuation and) R(eview) T(echnique)a system of planning, scheduling, controlling, and reviewing a series of interdependent events in order to follow a proper sequence and complete a project as quickly and inexpensively as possible
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adjective pert·er, pert·est
- Trim and stylish in appearance; jaunty: a pert hat.
- High-spirited; vivacious.
- Impudently bold; saucy.
Origin: 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.
- pertˈly adverb
- pertˈness noun
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pert - Medical Definition
, Candace Beebe Born 1946.