Meaning of “tart” in the English Dictionary

"tart" in British English

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tartnoun

uk /tɑːt/ us /tɑːrt/

tartadjective

uk /tɑːt/ us /tɑːrt/

tart adjective (SOUR)

(especially of fruit) tasting sour or acidic:

You might need some sugar on the rhubarb - it's a little tart.
tartly
adverb uk /ˈtɑːt.li/ us /ˈtɑːrt.li/

"You don't seem to appreciate the situation!" she exclaimed tartly.
tartness
noun [ U ] uk /ˈtɑːt.nəs/ us /ˈtɑːrt.nəs/

(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, firm apples, like Granny Smiths.

tartnoun [ C ]

us /tɑrt/

tart noun [ C ] (FOOD)

a small pastry with a usually sweet filling and no top:

fruit tarts
I ordered the blueberry tart.

(Definition of “tart” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)