Tart definition

tärt
Having a sharp pungent taste; sour.
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(informal) A prostitute or any promiscuous woman.
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Sharp or bitter in tone or meaning; cutting.
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To dress up or make fancy in a tawdry, garish way. Often used with up.
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Sharp in taste; sour; acid; acidulous.
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A pastry shell with shallow sides, no top crust, and any of various fillings.
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The definition of tart is something that has a sharp or sour taste.

An example of tart is the taste of lemons.

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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.

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(chiefly british) A pie.
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A prostitute.
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A woman considered to be sexually promiscuous.
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Sharp in meaning or implication; cutting.

A tart answer.

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A small shell of pastry filled with jam, jelly, etc.
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In England, a small pie filled with fruit or jam and often having a top crust.
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tart up
  • to clothe, furnish, or decorate in a showy and, often, vulgar way
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
tart
Plural:
tarts

Adjective

Base Form:
tart
Comparative:
tarter
Superlative:
tartest

Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of tart

  • Middle English tarte from Old French perhaps alteration of tartane from Late Latin torta a kind of bread

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English from Old English teart severe der- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition