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Definition of "tart" []

  • Having a sharp pungent taste; sour. See Synonyms at sour. (adjective)
  • Sharp or bitter in tone or meaning; cutting. (adjective)
  • A pastry shell with shallow sides, no top crust, and any of various fillings. (noun)
  • Chiefly British A pie. (noun)
  • A prostitute. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "tart" in a sentence
  • "The word tart comes from the Latin word _tortus_, because tarts were originally in twisted shapes, and every country seems to have adopted them into their national menus."
  • "The filling for the tart is a fairly standard brownie recipe, and the same can be said for the crust, and they come together quite easily."
  • "If I make this again, I will use a loose-bottomed tart pan, rather than the pyrex pie pan, because the tart is a thin one - and a good thing too, as it is very sweet."