Student or Learner
A : Well, C's gone ! What a tartar ! Still, she did leave us a bit on account - how much was C given?
B : Ten pounds.
A : (With a whistle) Phew ! That's great ! We can pay off the next two months on the car with that.
B : I....I'm afraid we can't.......
A : Why ever not?
Please explain the highlighed word. I didn't find any appropriate meanings from the dictionaries.
noun 1 historical a member of the combined forces of central Asian peoples, including Mongols and Turks, who conquered much of Asia and eastern Europe in the early 13th century. 2 (tartar) a harsh, fierce, or intractable person.