AskDefine | Define tart

Dictionary Definition

tart adj
1 tasting sour like a lemon [syn: lemony, lemonlike, sourish, tangy]
2 harsh; "sharp criticism"; "a sharp-worded exchange"; "a tart remark" [syn: sharp, sharp-worded]

Noun

1 a woman who engages in sexual intercourse for money [syn: prostitute, cocotte, whore, harlot, bawd, cyprian, fancy woman, working girl, sporting lady, lady of pleasure, woman of the street]
2 a small open pie with a fruit filling
3 pastry cup with a filling of fruit or custard and no top crust

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English

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

Adjective

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  1. Sharp to the taste; acid; sour.
    a tart apple
  2. Of wine: high or too high in acidity.
  3. Sharp; keen; severe.
    a tart reply
    tart language
    a tart rebuke
Derived terms
Synonyms
of wine: high in acidity
Translations
with sharp taste, sour
sharp (figuratively)

Etymology 2

Noun

  1. A type of small open pie, or piece of pastry, containing jelly or conserve; a sort of fruit pie.
  2. A prostitute.
    Synonyms - See
  3. By extension, any woman with loose sexual morals.
    Synonyms - See WikiSaurus:promiscuous woman
Derived terms
Translations
prostitute
woman with loose sexual morals

Verb

  1. To practice prostitution
  2. To practice promiscuous sex
  3. To dress garishly or ostentatiously
Derived terms

Dutch

Verb form

tart
  1. challenges, dares, defies (''first-person, second-person and third-person singular present tense of tarten)

Hungarian

Verb

tart
  1. to keep
  2. to take (time)

Irish

Pronunciation

  • lang=ga|[t̪ˠaɾˠt̪ˠ]

Noun

  1. thirst
    tart orm – "I am thirsty" (lit. "Thirst is on me")
    Chuir an liamhás tart air – "The ham made him thirsty" (lit. "The ham put thirst on him.")

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Extensive Definition

A tart is a pastry dish, usually sweet, that is a type of pie with an open top that is not covered with pastry. The Tarte Tatin is a particular kind of "upside-down" tart, of apples, other fruit, or onions. Savoury varieties include german Zwiebelkuchen (Onion tart), or swiss cheese tart made from gruyere.

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tart in Chechen: Стомтоьхнахьокум
tart in Danish: Tærte
tart in German: Torte
tart in Spanish: Tarta
tart in Persian: تارت
tart in French: Tarte (cuisine)
tart in Hebrew: טארט
tart in Dutch: Taart
tart in Japanese: タルト (洋菓子)
tart in Polish: Tarta
tart in Russian: Тарт

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