Definitions for: Tart

[n] (British) pastry cup with a filling of fruit or custard and no top crust
[n] (United States) a small open pie with a fruit filling
[n] a woman who engages in sexual intercourse for money
[adj] harsh; "sharp criticism"; "a sharp-worded exchange"; "a tart remark"
[adj] tasting sour like a lemon

Webster (1913) Definition: Tart, a. [AS. teart. [root]63. Cf. Tear, v. t.]
1. Sharp to the taste; acid; sour; as, a tart apple.

2. Fig.: Sharp; keen; severe; as, a tart reply; tart
language; a tart rebuke.

Why art thou tart, my brother? --Bunyan.

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torquere to twist, bend, wind, because tarts were originally
made of a twisted shape.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 piece of pastry, containing
jelly or conserve; a sort of fruit pie.

Synonyms: bawd, cocotte, cyprian, fancy woman, harlot, lady of pleasure, lemonlike, lemony, prostitute, sharp, sharp-worded, sour, sourish, sporting lady, tangy, trollop, unpleasant, whore, woman of the street, working girl

See Also: adult female, apple tart, call girl, camp follower, demimondaine, floozie, floozy, hooker, hustler, lobster tart, pastry, pie, quiche, slattern, street girl, streetwalker, tartlet, white slave, woman

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