pop tart

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Etymology 1[edit]

Genericization of Pop Tarts


pop tart (plural pop tarts)

  1. A toaster pastry.
    • 2000 January 29, Peter Sagal (host), Wait, Wait...Don't Tell Me!, National Public Radio
      Carl Kasell will come to their house and cook his signature dish, breakfast à la Edwards, which is two pop tarts and a Benson and Hedges.

Usage notes[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From pop for “popular” and tart for a sexualized woman; a word play on the brand name


pop tart (plural pop tarts)

  1. (colloquial) A female pop music performer famed more for sexuality than for music.
    After much effort, she was able to overcome the pop tart label and be taken seriously as a musician.