tarty
adjective (tartier; -est) Etymology: 2tart Date: 1918 resembling or suggestive of a prostitute (as in clothing or manner)

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  • tarty — UK [ˈtɑː(r)tɪ] / US [ˈtɑrtɪ] adjective Word forms tarty : adjective tarty comparative tartier superlative tartiest offensive a woman who is tarty dresses or behaves as if she wants to attract men and have sex. This word shows that you do not like …   English dictionary

  • tarty — tart|y [ˈta:ti US ˈta:rti] adj BrE informal a woman who looks tarty looks like she is too willing for sex ▪ Do you think this dress looks too tarty? …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • tarty — [[t]tɑ͟ː(r)ti[/t]] tartiest ADJ GRADED (disapproval) If you describe a woman or her clothes as tarty, you are critical of her because she tries to make herself look sexually attractive in a vulgar way. [INFORMAL] That coat made her look so tarty …   English dictionary

  • tarty — adjective Like a tart (promiscuous woman); slutty, whorish. Atwoods Edible Woman offers a brilliant analysis of woman as consumable in consumer capitalism: when Marian turns out in a tarty hairdo and red dress …   Wiktionary

  • tarty — tart|y [ tarti ] adjective OFFENSIVE a woman who is tarty dresses or behaves as if she wants to attract men and have sex. This word shows that you do not like women like this …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • tarty — Ⅰ. tart [1] ► NOUN ▪ an open pastry case containing a sweet or savoury filling. DERIVATIVES tartlet noun. ORIGIN Old French tarte. Ⅱ. tart [2] ► …   English terms dictionary

  • tarty — tarty1 /tahr tee/, adj., tartier, tartiest. tart; somewhat sour. [TART1 + Y1] tarty2 /tahr tee/, adj., tartier, tartiest. of, pertaining to, or suggesting a prostitute. [1915 20; TART2 + Y1] * * * …   Universalium

  • tarty — adj. (Offensive term) resembling or suggestive of a whore; vulgar, gaudy …   English contemporary dictionary

  • tarty — adjective especially BrE wearing the kind of clothes that people think a prostitute would wear …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • tarty — /ˈtati/ (say tahtee) adjective (tartier, tartiest) cheap and showy, as supposedly befitting a prostitute. {tart3 + y1} –tartily, adverb –tartiness, noun …   Australian English dictionary

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