One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘a pert little hat with a feather’
jaunty, neat, trim, stylish, smart, spruce, perky, rakish
North American saucy
2‘a young girl with dark hair and a pert manner’
impudent, impertinent, cheeky, irreverent, forward, insolent, disrespectful, flippant, familiar, presumptuous, audacious, bold, bold as brass, brazen, cocky, out of line, shameless
informal fresh, flip, lippy, mouthy, smart-arsed
British informal saucy
North American informal sassy, nervy, smart-assed
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