malapert









malapert


adjective

  1. unbecomingly bold or saucy.

noun

  1. a malapert person.

adjective

  1. saucy or impudent

noun

  1. a saucy or impudent person

adj.“impudent,” early 15c., from Old French mal apert, literally “ill-skilled,” from mal- “badly” (see mal-) + apert “skillful,” variant of espert “experienced, skillful, clever” (from Latin expertus; see expert). Related: Malapertly; malapertness.

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