Mal’apert, a. saucy; quick and forward.
Word in the Wild: “Get that malapert mutt away from my prizewinning show dog this instant!” I roared. The nerve! Letting that hound run about unchecked like that…
This word combines mal, meaning bad, and apert, meaning open or frank. It sounds as if a malapert person has an expertise in being inappropriately forward, doesn’t it?
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