adjective Etymology: alteration of pert Date: circa 1520 chiefly Southern & Midland being in good spirits ; livelypeartly adverb

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  • Peart — may refer to: *Darrell Peart *Fred Peart, Baron Peart *Jack Peart *Neil Peart *Paul Peart *Vince Peart *Peart, California …   Wikipedia

  • Peart — 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.] [1913 Webster] There was a tricksy girl, I wot, albeit clad in gray, As peart as bird, as… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Peart — ist der Name folgender Personen: Fred Peart, Baron Peart of Workington (1914–1988), britischer Politiker der Labour Party Neil Peart (* 1952), kanadischer Texter und Schlagzeuger der Rockband Rush Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärun …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • peart — peart; peart·en; peart·ly; …   English syllables

  • peart — [pērt, pyərt] adj. [var. of PERT1] Dial. lively, chipper, sprightly, smart, etc. peartly adv …   English World dictionary

  • peart — adj. US lively; cheerful. Etymology: var. of PERT * * * peart «pihrt, purt», adjective. Dialect. pert. –peart´ly, adverb. * * * [pərt] adj. dialect lively; cheerful Origin …   Useful english dictionary

  • Peart — Recorded in several spelling forms including Peart, Peaurt, Peert, Perte, and originally Pert, this is a surname of seemingly Anglo Scottish origins. Certain dictionaries of surnames claim that it is locational from a village called Pert near… …   Surnames reference

  • peart — [[t]pɪərt[/t]] adj. sts dial. lively; brisk; cheerful • Etymology: 1590–1600; var. of pert peart′ly, adv. peart′ness, n …   From formal English to slang

  • peart — peartly, adv. peartness, n. /peart, pyert/, adj. Dial. lively; brisk; cheerful. [1590 1600; var. of PERT] * * * …   Universalium

  • Peart — /pɪət/ (say peart) noun Donald, 1909–81, Australian professor of music, born in England …   Australian English dictionary

  • peart — /pɪət/ (say peart) adjective 1. lively or brisk; cheerful. 2. clever. {variant of pert} …   Australian English dictionary

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