tart Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"tart" in British English

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tartnoun

uk   /tɑːt/  us   /tɑːrt/

tart noun (FOOD)

[C or U] an ​openpastrycase with a ​filling, usually of something ​sweet such as ​fruit: apple/​strawberry/​custard tart

tart noun (WOMAN)

[C] mainlyUK very informal disapproving a woman who ​intentionallywears the ​type of ​clothes and ​make-up that ​attractsexualattention in a way that is too ​obvious [C] old-fashioned slang a ​female prostitute

tartadjective

uk   /tɑːt/  us   /tɑːrt/

tart adjective (SOUR)

(​especially of ​fruit) ​tastingsour or acidic: You might need some ​sugar on the ​rhubarb - it's a little tart.

tart adjective (BEHAVIOUR)

(​especially of a way of ​speaking) ​quick or ​sharp and ​unpleasant: a tart ​remark/​comment/​reply
tartly
adverb uk   /ˈtɑːt.li/  us   /ˈtɑːrt-/
"You don't ​seem to ​appreciate the ​situation!" she ​exclaimed tartly.
tartness
noun [U] uk   /ˈtɑːt.nəs/  us   /ˈtɑːrt-/
(Definition of tart from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"tart" in American English

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tartadjective

 us   /tɑrt/

tart adjective (SOUR)

tasting ​sour: I like tart, ​firmapples, like Granny Smiths.

tartnoun [C]

 us   /tɑrt/

tart noun [C] (FOOD)

a ​smallpastry with a usually ​sweetfilling and no ​top: fruit tarts I ​ordered the ​blueberry tart.
(Definition of tart from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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