Tart

tart

1. Sharp to the taste; acid; sour; as, a tart apple.

2. Sharp; keen; severe; as, a tart reply; tart language; a tart rebuke. Why art thou tart, my brother? (Bunyan)

Origin: AS. Teart. 63. Cf. Tear.

A species of small open pie, or piece of pastry, containing jelly or conserve; a sort of fruit pie.

Origin: 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 L. Tortus, p.p. Of torquere to twist, bend, wind, because tarts were originally made of a twisted shape.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.


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