Definition of pertly adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈpɜːtli//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɜːrtli//
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  1. 1in a way that shows a lack of respect, especially in a cheerful or amusing way ‘I know!’ she said pertly and hung up.
  2. 2(used when talking about a part of the body) in a way that is small, firm and attractive the frank, grey eyes and the little nose, turning pertly outward