Definition of tart adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//tɑːt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//tɑːrt//
    Describing unpleasant traits, Taste of food
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  1. 1having a sour taste that may be pleasant or unpleasant tart apples Wordfinderbitter, bland, hot, pungent, savoury, sour, spicy, sweet, tart, taste See related entries: Taste of food
  2. 2[usually before noun] (of remarks, etc.) quick and unkind synonym sharp a tart reply See related entries: Describing unpleasant traits
  3. Word Originadjective Old English teart ‘harsh, severe’, of unknown origin.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: tart