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Date: 1200-1300
Language: Old French
Origin: apert 'open, speaking freely', from Latin apertus

pert

adjective
     
pert
1 a 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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