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artiste

[ahr-teest; French ar-teest] /ɑrˈtist; French arˈtist/
noun, plural artistes
[ahr-teests; French arteest] /ɑrˈtists; French ˈartist/ (Show IPA)
1.
an artist, especially an actor, singer, dancer, or other public performer.
Origin
1815-1825
1815-25; < French; see artist
Can be confused
artisan, artist, artiste (see synonym study at artist)
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Examples for artiste
  • Nor is she a tortured artiste who agonizes over every nuance.
  • artiste a skilled performer, a person with artistic pretensions.
British Dictionary definitions for artiste

artiste

/ɑːˈtiːst; French artist/
noun
1.
an entertainer, such as a singer or dancer
2.
a person who is highly skilled in some occupation a hair artiste
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Word Origin and History for artiste
artiste
1823, from Fr. artiste, a reborrowing of artist after the sense of artist had become limited toward the visual arts and especially painting.
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