June 30th, 2010

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malapert

adj characterized by pertness or impudence; saucy; impudent; bold; forward

n An impudent, saucy person


Etymology:

From Old French apert, from Latin apertum, open and prefix mal, bad

Usage:

By the face of God!” he said, “Waldemar Fitzurse, much hast thou taken upon thee! and over malapert thou wert to cause trumpet to blow, or banner to be raised, in a town where ourselves were in presence, without our express command.” ~Ivanhoe

For the trivia buffs, Malapert happens, also, to be the name of a lunar crater.