pert

Part of speech: adverb

Pertly.

Part of speech: noun

Pertness.

Part of speech: adjective

Disrespectfully forward or free; saucy.

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Usage examples "pert":

  1. Young girls oughtn't to be so pert." - "Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1896 to 1901", Lucy Maud Montgomery.
  2. Mona could be very pert when she tried. - "The Lure of the Dim Trails", by (AKA B. M. Sinclair) B. M. Bower.
  3. It is very easy to see how pert the little Albert Rubens is, and how subdued and meek is his sister. - "The Children's Book of Celebrated Pictures", Lorinda Munson Bryant.