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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.]
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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
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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.
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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
floozie, floozy, hustler, slattern, street girl, streetwalker - 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"
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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.
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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.
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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
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

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
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

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)
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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!)
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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.
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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
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tart

a. agrio-a, ácido-a;
___ celltartocélula.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
References in classic literature ?
With a grace all her own, Cecilia dived under the bed, and produced a basket of jam tarts, a basket of fruit and sweetmeats, a basket of sparkling lemonade, and a superb cake--all paid for by general subscriptions, and smuggled into the room by kind connivance of the servants.
"We had cold tongue and chicken and strawberry preserves, lemon pie and tarts and chocolate cake and raisin cookies and pound cake and fruit cake -- and a few other things, including more pie -- caramel pie, I think it was.
whales, with dromedary humps, and very savage; breakfasting on three or four sailor tarts, that is whaleboats full of mariners: their deformities floundering in seas of blood and blue paint.
"It's a lot nicer than going round by the road; that is so dusty and hot," said Diana practically, peeping into her dinner basket and mentally calculating if the three juicy, toothsome, raspberry tarts reposing there were divided among ten girls how many bites each girl would have.
As for the making of knots or figures, with divers colored earths, that they may lie under the windows of the house on that side which the garden stands, they be but toys; you may see as good sights, many times, in tarts. The garden is best to be square, encompassed on all the four sides with a stately arched hedge.
Everything went happily at home too; but at lunch Grisha began whistling, and, what was worse, was disobedient to the English governess, and was forbidden to have any tart. Darya Alexandrovna would not have let things go so far on such a day had she been present; but she had to support the English governess's authority, and she upheld her decision that Grisha should have no tart.
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.
Here he stopped at a pastrycook's, went in (probably to give an order), and came out again immediately with a tart in his hand.
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. We tried a mouthful of the duck, but it was like eating India-rubber.
The Tutao thus baked is called 'Amar'; the action of the oven having converted it into an amber-coloured caky substance, a little tart, but not at all disagreeable to the taste.
- gave us hot bacon for supper, and we ate it all - five pounds - and a jam tart afterwards, and two pots of tea, and then we went to bed.
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.