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pert

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishpertpert /pɜːt $ pɜːrt/ adjective 🔊 🔊 1 ATTRACTa girl or woman who is pert is amusing, but slightly disrespectful 🔊 Angie gave him one of her pert little glances.2 a pert part of the body is small, firm, and attractive 🔊 a pert bottom —pertly adverb —pertness noun [uncountable]
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pert• All these fishes are seemingly quite pert and inquisitive.• a pert answer• Does that pert chit you were escorting home satisfy you, Neil?• She wore pert green velvet slippers and a lovely sea green robe.• What they wanted was a pert nose, blue eyes, strawberry hair, and height.• Katie is a pert outgoing young woman.• So, why the pert questions?• A wren scrabbled in leaf litter a few yards away: tiny, rufous-brown, pert tailed.• Known in her youth as Conie, she was pert, voluble, intellectually vibrant, adventuresome.• Lady Maude, small and pert, was cheerful as a little sparrow, welcoming Benedicta like a long lost sister.

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