Pertly



[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. .
/pɜːt/
adjective
1.
saucy, impudent, or forward
2.
jaunty: a pert little hat
3.
(obsolete) clever or brisk
/pɜːt/
noun acronym
1.
programme evaluation and review technique
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.

Pert (pûrt), Candace Beebe. Born 1946.

American biochemist noted for her study of brain chemicals and the locations of their receptors.
program evaluation and review technique

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