- lively; brisk; cheerful.
Origin of peart
Examples from the Web for peart
Historical Examples of peart
Peart and cunnin', but a heap too wise fur you, son; take my steer on that.The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
A while ago he was all down in the mouth, and now he's peart as a cricket.Uncle Tom's Cabin
Harriet Beecher Stowe
Ain't quite as peart as one of the other Bobs I could tell you about.The Jucklins
He uster be chipper, an' peart, an' clost frens with me; an' now he don't say nothin.A Pessimist
They're peart and sound as heart could wish, and so knowin'!Donald and Dorothy
Mary Mapes Dodge
- dialect lively; spirited; brisk
Word Origin for peart
variant of pert (q.v.).