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peart

[peert, pyert] /pɪərt, pyɛrt/
adjective, Dialect
1.
lively; brisk; cheerful.
Origin
1590-1600
1590-1600; variant of pert
Related forms
peartly, adverb
peartness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for peartest

peart

/pɪət/
adjective
1.
(dialect) lively; spirited; brisk
Derived Forms
peartly, adverb
peartness, noun
Word Origin
C15: variant of pert
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Word Origin and History for peartest

peart

adj.

variant of pert (q.v.).

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