- The definition of tart is something that has a sharp or sour taste.
An example of tart is the taste of lemons.
- Tart is defined as a small pastry shell filled with fruit, jam or jelly.
An example of a tart is a small open faced pie filled with custard and topped with sliced fruit.
Lemons are tart.
tart definition by Webster's New World
- sharp in taste; sour; acid; acidulous
- sharp in meaning or implication; cutting: a tart answer
Origin: Middle English ; from Old English teart ; from Proto-Germanic an unverified form trat- ; from Indo-European base an unverified form der- from source tear
- a small shell of pastry filled with jam, jelly, etc.
- in England, a small pie filled with fruit or jam and often having a top crust
Origin: Middle English tarte ; from Old French probably variant, variety of tourte ; from Ecclesiastical Late Latin torta, twisted loaf ; from Classical Latin tortus: see tort
Origin: ; from tart, origin, originally , slang term of endearment
- tarty adjective
tart definition by American Heritage Dictionary
adjective tart·er, tart·est
- Having a sharp pungent taste; sour. See Synonyms at sour.
- Sharp or bitter in tone or meaning; cutting.
Origin: Middle English, from Old English teart, severe; see der- in Indo-European roots.
- tartˈly adverb
- tartˈness noun
- a. A pastry shell with shallow sides, no top crust, and any of various fillings.b. Chiefly British A pie.
- a. A prostitute.b. A woman considered to be sexually promiscuous.
Origin: Middle English tarte, from Old French, perhaps alteration of tartane, from Late Latin torta, a kind of bread.
tart - Phrases/Idioms