adjective, tart·er, tart·est.
Origin of tart1
Related formstart·ish, adjectivetart·ish·ly, adverbtart·ly, adverbtart·ness, noun
Definition for tart (2 of 2)
Origin of tart2
Examples from the Web for tart
She is routinely dismissed by Madrid wits as “a Danish tart.”
It was a candy-colored teen comedy that cut the usual sugar-sweetness with tart dialogue and sharp writing.'Glee' 100th Episode: The Sad Ballad of an Elderly Trainwreck|Kevin Fallon|March 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Bake for 15 minutes, remove the tart shell, and reduce the oven temperature to 325°F (163°C).Daniel Boulud Reveals His 4 Favorite Recipes From His New Cookbook|Daniel Boulud|October 15, 2013|DAILY BEAST
But why do they have to tart up what used to be classy red carpet events or football extravaganzas?CBS Is Right to Ban the Boobs With Grammy Awards ‘Wardrobe Advisory’|Lauren Ashburn|February 10, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Cranberry sauce should be sweet but not cloying, and tart without causing pucker and anguish.
Add finely chopped nuts or granulated cocoanut to the vegetable cream, or use rhubarb marmalade, tart jam, or orange marmalade.Candy-Making Revolutionized|Mary Elizabeth Hall
Sweet apples may be used instead of tart ones, and the sugar omitted.Science in the Kitchen.|Mrs. E. E. Kellogg
One day a tart came to table, of which all who ate were very ill on the morrow, while the others remained quite well.Princes and Poisoners|Frantz Funck-Brentano
We need books of this tart cathartic virtue more than books of political science or of private economy.Essays, First Series|Ralph Waldo Emerson
They had hardly strength enough left to carry away the fragments of a tart.George Cruikshank's Omnibus|George Cruikshank