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Meaning of PEART

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Peart\, a. [A variant of pert, a.]
Active; lively; brisk; smart; -- often applied to
convalescents; as, she is quite peart to-day. [O. Eng. &
Colloq. U. S.]

      There was a tricksy girl, I wot, albeit clad in gray,
      As peart as bird, as straight as bolt, as fresh as
      flowers in May.                          --Warner
                                               (1592).

 

 

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