chiefly Southern US and Midland US
: being in good spirits : lively
peartly adverb

Word History


alteration of pert

First Known Use

circa 1520, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of peart was circa 1520

Cite this Entry

“Peart.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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