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[purt] /pɜrt/
adjective, perter, pertest.
1.
boldly forward in speech or behavior; impertinent; saucy.
2.
jaunty and stylish; chic; natty.
3.
lively; sprightly; in good health.
4.
Obsolete, clever.
Origin
1200-1250
1200-50; Middle English, aphetic variant of apert < Old French < Latin apertus open (past participle of aperīre; see aperient); in Middle English and Old French, influenced by Old French aspert < Latin expertus expert
Related forms
pertly, adverb
pertness, noun
Synonyms
1. presumptuous, impudent.
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British Dictionary definitions for perter

pert

/pɜːt/
adjective
1.
saucy, impudent, or forward
2.
jaunty: a pert little hat
3.
(obsolete) clever or brisk
Derived Forms
pertly, adverb
pertness, noun
Word Origin
C13: variant of earlier apert, from Latin apertus open, from aperīre to open; influenced by Old French aspert, from Latin expertusexpert

PERT

/pɜːt/
noun acronym
1.
programme evaluation and review technique
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Word Origin and History for perter

pert

adj.

c.1300 (implied in pertly), "evident, unconcealed," shortened form of Middle English apert "open, frank," from Old French apert, from Latin apertus, past participle 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. dialectal peart (with Middle English alternative spelling). Related: Pertness.

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perter in Medicine

Pert (pûrt), Candace Beebe. Born 1946.

American biochemist noted for her study of brain chemicals and the locations of their receptors.

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Related Abbreviations for perter

PERT

program evaluation and review technique
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