Definition of tarty in English:

tarty

adjective

British
informal
  • 1(of a woman) dressed in a sexually provocative manner that is considered to be in bad taste.

    ‘does this dress make me look tarty?’
    • ‘There's a shot of some tarty, drunk bird in the audience, mouthing off at the camera.’
    • ‘Dale has dark secrets and a tarty girlfriend, who works as a waitress at the diner.’
    • ‘The boy's life changes forever when this tarty good-time girl replaces his mother in the family home.’
    • ‘They've got actors and actresses who actually resemble horrible little orange faced tarty teens.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘A tarty girl with dyed blonde hair glanced over me.’
    • ‘She may be called a ‘harlot,’ but she's really only mildly tarty.’
    • ‘Landon instantly gives up all his bad habits - Julie, in turn, becomes mildly more tarty.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘It's a thin line between looking glamorous and looking tarty.’
    • ‘Rebecca is best known for playing Karen in Paul Abbott's Shameless, the mouthy and tarty daughter of Frank's girlfriend, Sheila.’
    • ‘Top the short list but keep the girly feeling fresh, not tarty.’
    • ‘The scene, she admits, always feels a little different from the rest of the show, where she's tarty without being naked.’
    • ‘We really don't like to see very young girls sporting this look as it makes them look tarty.’
    • ‘These days, it's mainly host to cheesy 70s and student nights - just drive past on any Saturday and you're bound to see packs of tarty girls fighting over taxis and being sick in the gutter.’
    • ‘I was a bit hurried due to time, but I looked neither tarty nor frumpy.’
    • ‘They happen to be wrapped around his real amour, the tarty singer.’
    • ‘Hear it and, at once, you can see her - blonde but not brassy, sexy but not tarty, dignified but funny, haughty but friendly.’
    • ‘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.’
    sexy, sexually arousing, sexually exciting, alluring, seductive, tempting, suggestive, inviting, tantalizing, titillating
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    1. 1.1 (of clothes) contributing to a sexually provocative appearance.
      • ‘The court declares her not guilty unless she starts wearing those tarty low-rise pants again.’
      • ‘Well, I'm exaggerating, but there are lots of heels, extreme push-up bras, and tarty trimmings.’
      • ‘Her outfit was a bit tarty but the clothes were good quality, you know?’
      • ‘All sported tarty scarlet wigs and pole-dancer wear.’
      • ‘I'll put something on and think, ‘Mmm, is this a bit tarty?’’
      • ‘I had decided to wear a denim blue skirt that doesn't look too tarty but is above my knee.’
      • ‘Dresses are short and feature drawstrings at the bust, or tight and tarty leather with back splits and piping.’
      • ‘The moral crusader commented that she ‘had seen all sorts of things’ in the seedy back streets of London, but she did manage to raise a smile while looking at tarty outfits in a shop window.’
      • ‘Normally, you would notice the danger signs - the need for control, the short attention span, the tarty clothes, the insatiable insecurity, the hunger for excitement - and take appropriate action.’
      • ‘After I had dismissed the skin inflaming make-up and the tatty plastic jewellery, all I was left with were surly-looking dolls wearing clompy shoes and tarty skirts that cost the earth.’
      • ‘The skirt opens out down to her ankles, miraculously transforming the tarty little frock into an elegant and sophisticated full-length evening gown.’
      • ‘The womenswear is super sexy bordering on tarty.’
      • ‘There are several designs, all of which are very pretty, very girlie and will get you more brownie points than the traditional tarty underwear.’
      promiscuous, licentious, dissolute, impure, unchaste, wanton, abandoned, of easy virtue
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Pronunciation

tarty

/ˈtärdē//ˈtɑrdi/