tartar Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “tartar” in the English Dictionary

"tartar" in British English

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uk   /ˈtɑː.tər/  us   /ˈtɑːr.t̬ɚ/

tartar noun (SUBSTANCE)

[U] a hard ​substance that ​forms on the ​teeth

tartar noun (PERSON)

[C] old-fashioned disapproving a ​person who is often ​angry and ​unkind
(Definition of tartar from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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tartarnoun [U]

 us   /ˈtɑr·t̬ər/
a hard ​yellow or ​brownsubstance that ​forms on the ​teeth: I use a ​toothpaste that ​removes tartar.
(Definition of tartar from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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