Meaning of “pert” in the English Dictionary

(Definition of “pert” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"pert" in American English

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pertadjective [ not gradable ]

us /pɜrt/

(esp. of a young woman) energetic, enthusiastic, and confident

Pert can also mean small and attractive:

a pert nose

Pert can also mean too confident and not showing respect:

a pert reply

(Definition of “pert” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"PERT" in Business English

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PERTnoun [ S ]

uk us

PRODUCTION, MANAGEMENT abbreviation for Project Evaluation and Review Technique: a method of organizing a project and judging how well it is going, by calculating the length of time needed for each task and the order in which they can be done:

The PERT method is a technique that allows you to manage the scheduling of a project.

(Definition of “PERT” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)