tarty

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Etymology[edit]

tart +‎ -y

Adjective[edit]

tarty (comparative tartier, superlative tartiest)

  1. (UK, slang) Like a tart (promiscuous woman); slutty, whorish.
    • 1991, Gayle Greene, Changing the Story: Feminist Fiction and the Tradition
      Atwood's Edible Woman offers a brilliant analysis of woman as consumable in consumer capitalism: when Marian turns out in a tarty hairdo and red dress...
    • 2004, Thomas A Reppetto, American Mafia: A History of Its Rise to Power
      The vice trust, with equal ingenuity, sent prostitutes dressed in their tartiest outfits into respectable neighborhoods to inquire about apartments for rent.

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