Definition of pert
- a pert little hat
- is a pert notion
a pert girl who is a member of the cheerleading squad
a pert retort that irritated the teacher
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First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
: having or showing confidence and a lack of respect or seriousness especially in an amusing or appealing way
: small and attractive
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