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tart

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adjective \ˈtärt\

Simple Definition of tart

  • : having a sharp or sour taste

  • : having a sharp and unkind quality

Full Definition of tart

  1. 1 :  agreeably sharp or acid to the taste <a tart apple>

  2. 2 :  marked by a biting, acrimonious, or cutting quality <a tart rejoinder>

tart·ish play \ˈtär-tish\ adjective
tart·ly adverb
tart·ness noun

Examples of tart

  1. The wine is rather tart.

  2. <I didn't add enough sugar to the lemonade, and now it's way too tart.>



Origin of tart

Middle English, from Old English teart sharp, severe; akin to Middle High German traz spite


First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with tart


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tart

noun

Simple Definition of tart

  • : an open pie that usually has a sweet filling (such as fruit or custard)

  • : a woman who wears very sexy clothing and has sex with many men

Full Definition of tart

  1. 1 :  a dish baked in a pastry shell :  pie: asa :  a small pie or pastry shell without a top containing jelly, custard, or fruitb :  a small pie made of pastry folded over a filling

  2. 2 [earlier slang, girlfriend, probably short for jam tart, rhyming slang for sweetheart] :  prostitute

Examples of tart

  1. <the sort of skimpy outfit that could cause a girl to be mistaken for a tart>



Origin of tart

Middle English tarte, from Anglo-French


First Known Use: 14th century



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