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tart 1

 (tärt)
adj. tart·er, tart·est
1. Having a sharp pungent taste; sour. See Synonyms at sour.
2. Sharp or bitter in tone or meaning; cutting.

[Middle English, from Old English teart, severe; see der- in Indo-European roots.]

tart′ly adv.
tart′ness n.

tart 2

 (tärt)
n.
1.
a. A pastry shell with shallow sides, no top crust, and any of various fillings.
b. Chiefly British A pie.
2.
a. A prostitute.
b. A woman considered to be sexually promiscuous.
tr.v. tart·ed, tart·ing, tarts Chiefly British
To dress up or make fancy in a tawdry, garish way. Often used with up.

[Middle English tarte, from Old French, probably variant of tourte, from Late Latin tōrta, a kind of bread; see tortilla.]

tart

(tɑːt)
n
(Cookery) a pastry case often having no top crust, with a sweet or savoury filling
[C14: from Old French tarte, of uncertain origin; compare Medieval Latin tarte]

tart

(tɑːt)
adj
1. (of a flavour, food, etc) sour, acid, or astringent
2. cutting, sharp, or caustic: a tart remark.
[Old English teart rough; related to Dutch tarten to defy, Middle High German traz defiance]
ˈtartish adj
ˈtartishly adv
ˈtartly adv
ˈtartness n

tart

(tɑːt)
n
informal a promiscuous woman, esp a prostitute: often a term of abuse. See also tart up
[C19: shortened from sweetheart]
ˈtarty adj

tart1

(tɑrt)

adj.
1. to the taste; sour or acid: tart apples.
2. sharp in character, spirit, or expression: a tart remark.
[before 1000; Middle English; Old English teart sharp, rough]
tart′ly, adv.
tart′ness, n.

tart2

(tɑrt)

n.
1. a usu. small, shallow pie, without a top crust, filled with fruit, custard, or the like.
2. a prostitute or promiscuous woman.
v.
3. tart up, to adorn, dress, or decorate, esp. in a gaudy manner.
[1350–1400; Middle English tarte < Middle French]
tart′y, adj. –i•er, –i•est.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tart - a woman who engages in sexual intercourse for moneytart - a woman who engages in sexual intercourse for money
call girl - a female prostitute who can be hired by telephone
camp follower - a prostitute who provides service to military personnel
comfort woman, ianfu - a woman forced into prostitution for Japanese servicemen during World War II; "she wrote a book about her harsh experiences as a comfort woman"
demimondaine - a woman whose sexual promiscuity places her outside respectable society
hustler, slattern, street girl, streetwalker, floozie, floozy, hooker - a prostitute who attracts customers by walking the streets
white slave - a woman sold into prostitution
adult female, woman - an adult female person (as opposed to a man); "the woman kept house while the man hunted"
2.tart - a small open pie with a fruit filling
quiche - a tart filled with rich unsweetened custard; often contains other ingredients (as cheese or ham or seafood or vegetables)
apple tart - a small open pie filled with sliced apples and sugar
lobster tart - a pastry shell filled with cooked lobster
tartlet - a small tart usually used as a canape
pie - dish baked in pastry-lined pan often with a pastry top
U.S.A., United States, United States of America, US, USA, America, the States, U.S. - North American republic containing 50 states - 48 conterminous states in North America plus Alaska in northwest North America and the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean; achieved independence in 1776
3.tart - a pastry cup with a filling of fruit or custard and no top crust
pastry - any of various baked foods made of dough or batter
apple tart - a tart filled with sliced apples and sugar
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
Adj.1.tart - tasting sour like a lemon
sour - having a sharp biting taste
2.tart - harsh; "sharp criticism"; "a sharp-worded exchange"; "a tart remark"
unpleasant - disagreeable to the senses, to the mind, or feelings ; "an unpleasant personality"; "unpleasant repercussions"; "unpleasant odors"

tart

1
noun pie, pastry, pasty, tartlet, patty a slice of home-made tart

tart

2

tart

3
noun (Informal) slut, prostitute, hooker (U.S. slang), whore, slag (Brit. slang), call girl, working girl (facetious slang), harlot, streetwalker, loose woman, fallen woman, scrubber (Brit. & Austral. slang), strumpet, trollop, floozy (slang), woman of easy virtue, fille de joie (French) He said I looked like a tart.
tart something up (Informal) do up, decorate, refurbish, renovate (informal), do over (Brit., Austral., & N.Z. slang), fix up (informal), modernize, smarten up, give something a facelift (informal) They prefer to tart up their stations than improve their services.
tart yourself up (Informal) do yourself up, doll yourself up (informal), smarten yourself up, beautify yourself, make yourself up, preen yourself, titivate yourself (informal) She ran to the loo to tart herself up.

tart 1

adjective
Having a taste characteristic of that produced by acids:

tart 2

noun
1. A woman who engages in sexual intercourse for payment:
Slang: hooker, moll.
Idioms: lady of easy virtue, lady of pleasure, lady of the night.
2. A vulgar promiscuous woman who flouts propriety:
Slang: floozy.
Translations
تُورْتَةحامِضزانِيَهفَطيرَه مَحْشُوَّه
běhnacouraděvkakyselýostrý
tærteludersyrlig
torttu
tortica
ávaxtabakasúr og beiskur
タルト
타트
augļu pīrāgsielasmeitaskābsskāņš
ovocný koláčik
kolač
mördegstårta
ขนมพายไส้ต่างๆ
bánh táo

tart

1 [tɑːt] ADJ
1. (= sour) [flavour, fruit] → ácido, agrio
2. (fig) [expression, remark] → áspero

tart

2 [tɑːt] N
1. (Culin) (large) → tarta f; (small) → pastelillo m
jam tarttarta f de mermelada
2. (= prostitute) → puta f, furcia f (Sp) (pej) (= promiscuous woman) → fulana f
tart up VT + ADV (Brit) [+ house] → pintar, remodelar, renovar
to tart o.s. upvestirse y pintarse

tart

[ˈtɑːrt]
n
(COOKERY) (large)tarte f; (small)tartelette f
an apple tart → une tarte aux pommes
jam tarts → des tartelettes à la confiture
(British) (pejorative) (= woman) → poule f
adj
(= sharp) [flavour] → aigre
(= acid) [remark, reply, comment] → acide
tart up
vt
[+ house, room] → retaper
to tart o.s. up → se mettre sur son trente et un
to get tarted up → se mettre sur son trente et un

tart

1
adj (+er)
flavour, wineherb, sauer (pej); fruitsauer
(fig) remark, mannerscharf; personschroff

tart

2
n (Cook) → Obstkuchen m, → Obsttorte f; (individual) → Obsttörtchen nt; apple tartApfelkuchen m/-törtchen nt; jam tartMarmeladenkuchen m/-törtchen nt

tart

3
n (Brit inf: = prostitute) → Nutte f (inf); (= loose woman)Flittchen nt (pej inf); (pej: = woman) → Schachtel f (inf)

tart

1 [tɑːt] adj (fruit, flavour) → aspro/a, agro/a (fig) (remark) → caustico/a
tart up vt + adv (Brit) (fam) → agghindare
to tart o.s. up, get tarted up → farsi bello/a (pej) → agghindarsi

tart

2 [tɑːt] n
a. (Brit) (Culin) (large) → crostata; (individual) → crostatina
b. (fam, offensive) (woman) → puttana (fam!)

tart1

(taːt) adjective
sharp or sour in taste. These apples taste rather tart.
ˈtartly adverb
ˈtartness noun

tart2

(taːt) noun
1. a pie containing eg fruit or jam. an apple tart.
2. (slang) a prostitute.

tart

تُورْتَة ovocný koláč tærte Obstkuchen τάρτα pastel, tarta torttu tarte tortica crostatina タルト 타트 taartje terte tarta torta пирог mördegstårta ขนมพายไส้ต่างๆ turta bánh táo 果馅饼

tart

a. agrio-a, ácido-a;
___ celltartocélula.
References in classic literature ?
Didn't they steal sips of tea, stuff gingerbread ad libitum, get a hot biscuit apiece, and as a crowning trespass, didn't they each whisk a captivating little tart into their tiny pockets, there to stick and crumble treacherously, teaching them that both human nature and a pastry are frail?
Rebecca and Emma Jane always knew when she had brought a tart or a triangle of layer cake with her school luncheon, because on those days she forsook the cheerful society of her mates and sought a safe solitude in the woods, returning after a time with a jocund smile on her smug face.
Bessie had been down into the kitchen, and she brought up with her a tart on a certain brightly painted china plate, whose bird of paradise, nestling in a wreath of convolvuli and rosebuds, had been wont to stir in me a most enthusiastic sense of admiration; and which plate I had often petitioned to be allowed to take in my hand in order to examine it more closely, but had always hitherto been deemed unworthy of such a privilege.
Carrots and gooseberry tart -- pease-pudding and plenty of fat -- pork and beef and mutton, and cut 'em all, and quick about it -- stout for one, and ale for t'other -- and stale bread here, and new bread there -- and this gentleman likes cheese, and that gentleman doesn't -- Matilda, Tilda, Tilda, Tilda, fifty times over, till I didn't know my own name again -- oh lord
A pair of hot roast fowls - from the pastry-cook's; a dish of stewed beef, with vegetables - from the pastry-cook's; two little corner things, as a raised pie and a dish of kidneys - from the pastrycook's; a tart, and (if I liked) a shape of jelly - from the pastrycook's.
His breakfast consisted of a side-dish, a broiled fish with Reading sauce, a scarlet slice of roast beef garnished with mushrooms, a rhubarb and gooseberry tart, and a morsel of Cheshire cheese, the whole being washed down with several cups of tea, for which the Reform is famous.
She got up a lunch which comprised a leg of mutton, tripe, sausages, a chicken fricassee, sweet cider, a fruit tart and some preserved prunes; then to all this the good woman added polite remarks about Madame, who appeared to be in better health, Mademoiselle, who had grown to be "superb," and Paul, who had become singularly sturdy; she spoke also of their deceased grandparents, whom the Liebards had known, for they had been in the service of the family for several generations.
The infection spread; soon there was a party or clique in Grimworth on the side of "buying at Freely's"; and many husbands, kept for some time in the dark on this point, innocently swallowed at two mouthfuls a tart on which they were paying a profit of a hundred per cent.
It somewhat resembles in its plastic nature our bookbinders' paste, is of a yellow colour, and somewhat tart to the taste.
Norris that she would be a good girl; in vain did Lady Bertram smile and make her sit on the sofa with herself and pug, and vain was even the sight of a gooseberry tart towards giving her comfort; she could scarcely swallow two mouthfuls before tears interrupted her, and sleep seeming to be her likeliest friend, she was taken to finish her sorrows in bed.
We did break the thing up at length with the aid of a chisel, but it was perfectly impossible to eat it, and we had to make a dinner off the vegetables and an apple tart.
asked the tart young lady to whom Archer had pushed his wife's telegram across the brass ledge of the Western Union office.