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tart1 / tärt/ • n. an open pastry case containing a filling. DERIVATIVES: tart·let / -lit/ n. tart2 • n. inf., derog. a prostitute or a promiscuous woman. • v. [tr.] (tart oneself up) inf., chiefly Brit. dress or make oneself up in order to look attractive or eye-catching. ∎  (tart something up) decorate or improve the appearance of something: the page layouts have been tarted up with cartoons. tart3 • adj. sharp or acid in taste: a tart apple. ∎  (of a remark or tone of voice) cutting, bitter, or sarcastic: I bit back a tart reply. DERIVATIVES: tart·ly adv. tart·ness n.

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tart2 †painful OE.; sharp to the taste XIV; sharp or biting in tone XVII. OE. teart, of unkn. orig.

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tart1 piece of pastry (now open) with fruit or jam filling. XIV. — OF. tarte, of unkn. orig.

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tart, tartlet Open pastry case filled with fruit, jam, lemon curd, custard, etc.

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