A tart is a baked dish consisting of a filling over a pastry base with an open top not covered with pastry. The pastry is usually shortcrust pastry; the filling may be sweet or savoury, though modern tarts are usually fruit-based, sometimes with custard. Tartlet refers to a miniature tart; an example would be egg tarts. The categories of ‘tart’, ‘flan’, ‘quiche’, and ‘pie’ overlap, with no sharp distinctions.
having a sharp, pungent flavor
Sharp to the taste; acid; sour.
“I ate a very tart apple.”
high or too high in acidity.
Sharp; keen; severe.
“He gave me a very tart reply.”
A type of small open pie, or piece of pastry, containing jelly or conserve; a sort of fruit pie.
By extension, any woman with loose sexual morals.
To practice prostitution
To practice promiscuous sex
To dress garishly, ostentatiously, whorishly, or sluttily
having a strong, piquant flavour or smell
“a tangy salad”