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mal·a·pert

 (măl′ə-pûrt′)
adj.
Impudently bold in speech or manner; saucy.
n.
An impudent, saucy person.

[Middle English, from Old French : mal-, mal- + apert, clever, alteration (influenced by apert, clever, saucy; see pert) of Latin expertus; see expert.]

mal′a·pert′ly adv.
mal′a·pert′ness n.
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malapert

(ˈmæləˌpɜːt)
adj
saucy or impudent
n
a saucy or impudent person
[C15: from Old French: unskilful (see mal-, expert); meaning in English influenced by apert frank, from Latin apertus open]
ˈmalaˌpertly adv
ˈmalaˌpertness n
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mal•a•pert

(ˈmæl əˌpɜrt)

adj.
impertinent; bold.
[1375–1425; late Middle English: insolent < Middle French: unskillful. See mal-, pert]
mal′a•pert`ly, adv.
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malapert

adjectivenoun
One who is obnoxiously self-assertive and arrogant:
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