adjective, pert·er, pert·est.
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Origin of pert
OTHER WORDS FROM pertpertly, adverbpertness, noun
Definition for pert (2 of 3)
Origin of PERT
Definition for pert (3 of 3)
Example sentences from the Web for pert
"That's what you read papa and everybody to sleep with," said Valetta pertly.The Long Vacation|Charlotte M. Yonge
"Oh, my aunt thought herself not smart enough to show herself before Mr. Somers," said Miss Betsy pertly.The Fairchild Family|Mary Martha Sherwood
"She sings much better than you do Grace," said Rose pertly.Isabel Leicester|Clotilda Jennings
“All the more reason to wish for it,” maintained Jill pertly.Betty Trevor|Mrs. G. de Horne Vaizey
Marjorie, her small face drawn with fatigue, but her eyes vivid with excitement, regarded him pertly.Four Days|Hetty Hemenway