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.
Origin of pert
- 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 wer-4 in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Aphetic form of apert.