Malapert meaning

mălə-pûrt
Impudently bold in speech or manner; saucy.
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An impudent, saucy person.
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Saucy; impudent; pert.
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A saucy, impudent person.
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(now archaic) An impudent or saucy person. [from 15th c.]
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(now archaic) Impudent, cheeky, saucy. [from 15th c.]
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Origin of malapert

  • Middle English from Old French mal- mal- apert clever alteration (influenced by apert clever, saucy pert) of Latin expertus expert

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From mal- +"Ž apert.

    From Wiktionary