pertly

pert

[purt]
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:
1200–50; 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

pertly, adverb
pertness, noun


1. presumptuous, impudent.
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pert (pɜːt)
 
adj
1.  saucy, impudent, or forward
2.  jaunty: a pert little hat
3.  obsolete clever or brisk
 
[C13: variant of earlier apert, from Latin apertus open, from aperīre to open; influenced by Old French aspert, from Latin expertusexpert]
 
'pertly
 
adv
 
'pertness
 
n

PERT (pɜːt)
 
n acronym for
programme evaluation and review technique

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pert
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).
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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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PERT
program evaluation and review technique
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