More definitions of "tartar":
- (noun): A member of the Mongolian people of central Asia who invaded Russia in the 13th century.
Synonyms: Tatar, Mongol Tatar
- (noun): A salt used especially in baking powder.
Synonyms: cream of tartar, potassium hydrogen tartrate
- (noun): A fiercely vigilant and unpleasant woman.
Famous quotes containing the word tartar:
“Asia surrounds uswherever ones glance rests, a Tartar physiognomy.”
—Thomas Mann (18751955)
“Once I went so far as to slaughter a woodchuck which ravaged my bean-field,effect his transmigration, as a Tartar would say,and devour him, partly for experiments sake; but though it afforded me a momentary enjoyment, notwithstanding a musky flavor, I saw that the longest use would not make that a good practice, however it might seem to have your woodchucks ready dressed by the village butcher.”
—Henry David Thoreau (18171862)