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What is the actual meaning of “tart?” In today’s Minute English lesson, we will review the different definitions of “tart” and the context they’re used in regular American English conversations.
This fresh squeezed grapefruit juice is very tart.
But you know what? Tart has more meanings. As an adjective, it’s sharp, sour, biting.
But as a noun, it can also be this:
A desert. Which is funny because this king of desert is usually really sweet which is the opposite of tart.
Actually there’s a kind of candy called sweet tarts. Have you ever had them?
Now there’s another meaning.
It can mean a woman who dresses in a way that’s very sexy, maybe a woman who has a lot of sexual partners and it can also mean a prostitute.
One word, many meanings.