Definition of Tart up

1. Verb. Decorate in a cheap and flashy way. "The small-town bar was all tarted up"


2. Verb. Dress up in a cheap and provocative way.

Definition of Tart up

1. Verb. To dress like a prostitute ¹

2. Verb. To dress garishly ¹

3. Verb. To modify or repackage a product, service, or idea to make it more attractive or easier to sell. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tart Up

tarsophalangeal reflex
tarsophyma
tarsorrhaphies
tarsorrhaphy
tarsotarsal
tarsotibial
tarsotibial amputation
tarsotomies
tarsotomy
tarsus
tarsus inferior
tarsus superior
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tartar sauce
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tartarated

Literary usage of Tart up

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1. The Edinburgh Literary Journal; Or, Weekly Register of Criticism and Belles by Percy Bysshe Shelley (1829)
"... to »tart up among a party of the veriest radicals hat ever breathed, ... upon liberty and equality—were he to tart up and sing " Here's to the King, ..."

2. Once a Week by Eneas Sweetland Dallas (1860)
"As he leans on his crutches he holds the tart up to his sister—there is the mark in the jam of his last bite—and says in a husky, undemonstrative way, "Now, ..."

3. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1830)
"But, not to insist unduly upon a mere matter of police, is it the nature of lions, lying in their dens among far-off hil'ls, to «tart up from L ..."

4. The Mysteries of the Court of London by George William MacArthur Reynolds (1853)
"Oh ! how she longed to (tart up and accuse Lady Saxondale of all the vile perfidy of which she had been guilty : but she dared not. ..."

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