Definition of pertlike in English:

pertlike

adjective

  • Pertrare (in later use chiefly US).

adverb

  • North American regional. = "pertly".

Origin

Late 16th century; earliest use found in Richard Stanyhurst (1547–1618), literary scholar and translator. From pert + -like. With sense A. compare earlier pertly.

Pronunciation

pertlike

/ˈpəːtlʌɪk/