tart up

verb

tarted up; tarting up; tarts up

transitive verb

: dress up, fancy up
tarted up the restaurant

Examples of tart up in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Midnight riff comes to us from Sam Ross, then of the legendary Milk & Honey, and turns the classic into a sour, bringing lemon juice to tart up the old Stinger profile but subbing bourbon for cognac and Fernet Branca for the mint liqueur. Jason O'Bryan, Robb Report, 18 Mar. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1938, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of tart up was in 1938

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“Tart up.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tart%20up. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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