malapert

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From mal- +‎ apert.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈmaləpəːt/, /maləˈpəːt/

Noun[edit]

malapert (plural malaperts)

  1. (now archaic) An impudent or saucy person. [from 15th c.]

Adjective[edit]

malapert (comparative more malapert, superlative most malapert)

  1. (now archaic) Impudent, cheeky, saucy. [from 15th c.]
    • 1603, John Florio, translating Michel de Montaigne, Essays, II.32:
      I finde him somewhat malapert and bolde in that passage of his Methode of Historie, when he accuseth Plutarke [...].