Meaning of tart


Pronunciation: (tärt), [key]
— -er, -est.
  1. sharp to the taste; sour or acid: tart apples.
  2. sharp in character, spirit, or expression; cutting; caustic: a tart remark.


Pronunciation: (tärt), [key]
— n.
  1. a small pie filled with cooked fruit or other sweetened preparation, usually having no top crust.
  2. a covered pie containing fruit or the like.
  3. a prostitute or promiscuous woman.
  1. to adorn, dress, or decorate, esp. in a flamboyant manner: The old restaurant was tarted up to look like a Viennese café.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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