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tart


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Tart  \Tart\,  n.  [OE.  tarte,  F.  tarte;  perhaps  originally  the 
  same  word  as  tourte,  LL  torta,  fr  L.  tortus,  p.  p.  of 
  torquere  to  twist,  bend,  wind,  because  tarts  were  originally 
  made  of  a  twisted  shape.  Cf  {Torture},  n.] 
  A  species  of  small  open  pie,  or  piece  of  pastry,  containing 
  jelly  or  conserve;  a  sort  of  fruit  pie. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Tart  \Tart\,  a.  [AS.  teart.  [root]63.  Cf  {Tear},  v.  t.] 
  1.  Sharp  to  the  taste;  acid;  sour;  as  a  tart  apple. 
 
  2.  Fig.:  Sharp;  keen;  severe;  as  a  tart  reply;  tart 
  language;  a  tart  rebuke. 
 
  Why  art  thou  tart,  my  brother?  --Bunyan. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  tart 
  adj  1:  tasting  sour  like  a  lemon  [syn:  {lemony},  {lemonlike},  {sourish}, 
  {tangy}] 
  2:  harsh;  "sharp  criticism";  "a  sharp-worded  exchange";  "a  tart 
  remark"  [syn:  {sharp},  {sharp-worded}] 
  n  1:  a  woman  who  engages  in  sexual  intercourse  for  money  [syn:  {prostitute}, 
  {cocotte},  {whore},  {harlot},  {trollop},  {bawd},  {cyprian}, 
  {fancy  woman},  {working  girl},  {sporting  lady},  {lady 
  of  pleasure},  {woman  of  the  street}] 
  2:  small  open  pie 




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