peart

[ peert, pyert ]
/ pɪərt, pyɛrt /
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adjective Dialect.

lively; brisk; cheerful.

Origin of peart

First recorded in 1590–1600; variant of pert
Related formspeart·ly, adverbpeart·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for peart

peart

/ (pɪət) /

adjective

dialect lively; spirited; brisk
Derived Formspeartly, adverbpeartness, noun

Word Origin for peart

C15: variant of pert
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peart


adj.

variant of pert (q.v.).

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