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Definition of "tartish" [tart•ish]

  • Somewhat tart: a tartish apple. (adjective)
  • Of or suggesting a prostitute: tartish attire. (adjective)

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 "tartish" in a sentence
  • "The once-conservative shoemaker Ferragamo and its new designer, Cristina Ortiz, took the label tartish-sexy with slinky disco outfits, which might grab attention just as the family-owned company weighs a possible initial public offering of stock."
  • "The Santa Rosas are on the smallish side, and even when fully and dropping off the tree they tend to be firm and tartish."
  • "In fact, Jones' point was that the fashionably tartish dress that girls—and, increasingly, not-so young-women—seem to be going in for is largely a reaction to the above-described double bind that females in our culture find themselves in."
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