tart

tart
Ⅰ.
tart [1] NOUN an open pastry case containing a sweet or savoury filling.
DERIVATIVES tartlet noun.
ORIGIN Old French tarte.
Ⅱ.
tart [2] NOUN informal, derogatory a prostitute or promiscuous woman.
VERB 1) (tart oneself up) informal, chiefly Brit. dress or make oneself up in order to look attractive. 2) (tart up) decorate or improve the appearance of.
DERIVATIVES tarty adjective (tartier, tartiest) .
ORIGIN probably from SWEETHEART(Cf. ↑sweetheart).
Ⅲ.
tart [3] ADJECTIVE 1) sharp or acid in taste. 2) (of a remark or tone of voice) cutting, bitter, or sarcastic.
DERIVATIVES tartly adverb tartness noun.
ORIGIN Old English, «harsh, severe».

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  • Tart — Tart, a. [AS. teart. [root]63. Cf. {Tear}, v. t.] 1. Sharp to the taste; acid; sour; as, a tart apple. [1913 Webster] 2. Fig.: Sharp; keen; severe; as, a tart reply; tart language; a tart rebuke. [1913 Webster] Why art thou tart, my brother?… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tart — tart·ish; tart·let; tart·ly; tart·ness; van·sit·tart·ism; tart; tart·ish·ly; …   English syllables

  • tart — tart1 [tärt] adj. [ME < OE teart < PGmc * trat < IE base * der > TEAR1] 1. sharp in taste; sour; acid; acidulous 2. sharp in meaning or implication; cutting [a tart answer] SYN. SOUR tartly adv. tartness n …   English World dictionary

  • Tart — Solicita una imagen para este artículo. Título Tart Ficha técnica …   Wikipedia Español

  • tart — [adj] bitter, sour in taste or effect acerb, acerbic, acetose, acid, acidulous, acrimonious, astringent, barbed, biting, caustic, cutting, dry, harsh, nasty, piquant, pungent, scathing, sharp, short, snappish, snappy, snippy, tangy, testy,… …   New thesaurus

  • Tart — Tart, n. [OE. tarte, F. tarte; perhaps originally the same word as tourte, LL. torta, fr. L. tortus, p. p. of torquere to twist, bend, wind, because tarts were originally made of a twisted shape. Cf. {Torture}, n.] A species of small open pie, or …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tart|y — «TAHR tee», adjective. Informal. of or like a tart; sharp; snippy …   Useful english dictionary

  • tart — Abreviatura del anión tartrato carboxilado. Diccionario Mosby Medicina, Enfermería y Ciencias de la Salud, Ediciones Hancourt, S.A. 1999 …   Diccionario médico

  • tart — index astringent, bitter (acrid tasting), caustic Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • târţ — interj. v. pârţ. Trimis de siveco, 13.09.2007. Sursa: Sinonime …   Dicționar Român

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