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adjective, tarter, tartest.
sharp to the taste; sour or acid:
Tart apples are best for pie.
Synonyms: astringent, acrid, piquant.
Antonyms: sweet, sugary, bland, mellow.
sharp in character, spirit, or expression; cutting; biting:
a tart remark.
Synonyms: sarcastic, barbed, caustic, acerbic, acrimonious.
Antonyms: sweet, kind, gentle, gracious, benign.
a small pie filled with cooked fruit or other sweetened preparation, usually having no top crust.
a covered pie containing fruit or the like.
Slang. a prostitute or promiscuous woman.
Verb phrases
tart up, Slang. to adorn, dress, or decorate, especially in a flamboyant manner:
The old restaurant was tarted up to look like a Viennese café.
a pastry case often having no top crust, with a sweet or savoury filling
(of a flavour, food, etc) sour, acid, or astringent
cutting, sharp, or caustic: a tart remark
(informal) a promiscuous woman, esp a prostitute: often a term of abuse See also tart up


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