Examples of pert in a Sentence
a pert girl who is a member of the cheerleading squad
a pert retort that irritated the teacher
Recent Examples of pert from the Web
Mr. Foxe cowers as he is surrounded by a prancing horde of pert young gang members in skimpy sunsuits.
Even the best updos can look a little too pert, and oftentimes that’s the problem with wedding day hair, which should always look touchable and never crispy.
Otaño veered from tradition a little by portraying her character on first appearance as a bit more pert and flirty than usual, a defensible approach.
She was then dubbed the ultimate bridesmaid and launched many a fan page exalting her pert posterior.
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Origin and Etymology of pert
Middle English, evident, attractive, saucy, short for apert evident, from Anglo-French, from Latin apertus open, from past participle of aperire to open
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
PERT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of pert for English Language Learners
: having or showing confidence and a lack of respect or seriousness especially in an amusing or appealing way
: small and attractive
PERT Defined for Kids
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