1200-50;Middle English, aphetic variant of apert < Old French < Latinapertus open (past participle of aperīre; see aperient); in Middle English and Old French, influenced by Old Frenchaspert < Latinexpertusexpert
1. presumptuous, impudent.
a management method of controlling and analyzing a system or program using periodic time and money reports, often computer generated, to determine dollar and labor status at any given time.
c.1300 (implied in pertly), "evident, unconcealed," aphetic form of apert "open, frank," from O.Fr. apert, from L. apertus, pp. of aperire "to open" (see overt). Sense of "saucy, bold" first recorded late 14c. Less pejorative meaning "lively, brisk, in good spirits" (c.1500) survives in U.S. dial. peart (with M.E. alternative spelling).