Definition of tarty in English:

tarty

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adjectiveadjective tartier, adjective tartiest

informal, derogatory British
  • Dressed in a sexually provocative manner that is considered to be in bad taste (typically used of a woman)

    • ‘does this dress make me look tarty?’
    • ‘They lingered at the entrance to a bar and watched a tarty lady with a spiky black wig and false red nails attempt to entice a fat German tourist.’
    • ‘Rebecca is best known for playing Karen in Paul Abbott's Shameless, the mouthy and tarty daughter of Frank's girlfriend, Sheila.’
    • ‘The scene, she admits, always feels a little different from the rest of the show, where she's tarty without being naked.’
    • ‘A tarty girl with dyed blonde hair glanced over me.’
    • ‘Dale has dark secrets and a tarty girlfriend, who works as a waitress at the diner.’
    • ‘Part of me was very nervous about playing someone who is that obviously sexual and slightly tarty but once I got on set, all of those worries disappeared because it was such a laugh.’
    • ‘Hear it and, at once, you can see her - blonde but not brassy, sexy but not tarty, dignified but funny, haughty but friendly.’
    • ‘She may be called a ‘harlot,’ but she's really only mildly tarty.’
    • ‘But the event coincided with her brief foray into the world of the blonde, a change of hair colour which saw her daubed as tarty, attention-seeking and vacuous-looking.’
    • ‘They happen to be wrapped around his real amour, the tarty singer.’
    • ‘The young girl pines for a father constantly away at sea, loathes her mother, who carries on an affair with her uncle, and both envies and resents her tarty elder sister.’
    • ‘The boy's life changes forever when this tarty good-time girl replaces his mother in the family home.’
    • ‘Top the short list but keep the girly feeling fresh, not tarty.’
    • ‘It's a thin line between looking glamorous and looking tarty.’
    • ‘Landon instantly gives up all his bad habits - Julie, in turn, becomes mildly more tarty.’
    • ‘I was a bit hurried due to time, but I looked neither tarty nor frumpy.’
    • ‘They've got actors and actresses who actually resemble horrible little orange faced tarty teens.’
    • ‘There's a shot of some tarty, drunk bird in the audience, mouthing off at the camera.’
    • ‘We really don't like to see very young girls sporting this look as it makes them look tarty.’
    sexy, sexually arousing, sexually exciting, alluring, seductive, tempting, suggestive, inviting, tantalizing, titillating

Pronunciation

tarty

/ˈtärdē/ /ˈtɑrdi/