Definition of Perne in English:

Perne

verb

rare, historical
  • with object To turn (a garment); to change (one's opinion, adherence, etc.) frequently and insincerely.

Origin

Late 16th century. From the name of Andrew Perne (?1519–89), Master of Peterhouse, Cambridge, who became notorious for changing his position adroitly during the religious changes and reversals of successive Tudor regimes.

Pronunciation

Perne

/pəːn/