malapert

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Etymology[edit]

mal- (prefix meaning ‘not’) +‎ apert (open, revealed; direct, straightforward; clever, expert), or from Middle French malappert,[1] Old French mal apert (ill-skilled).

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Noun[edit]

malapert (plural malaperts)

  1. (archaic) A cheeky, impudent, or saucy person. [from 15th c.]

Adjective[edit]

malapert (comparative more malapert, superlative most malapert)

  1. (archaic) Cheeky, impudent, saucy. [from 15th c.]

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