painty

painty

[peyn-tee]
adjective, paintier, paintiest.
1.
of, coated with, or soiled with paint: a painty finish; painty overalls.
2.
having a crudely or clumsily painted surface: The stage set consisted chiefly of painty scenery.

Origin:
1865–70; paint + -y1

paintiness, noun
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paint (peɪnt)
 
n
1.  a substance used for decorating or protecting a surface, esp a mixture consisting of a solid pigment suspended in a liquid, that when applied to a surface dries to form a hard coating
2.  a dry film of paint on a surface
3.  the solid pigment of a paint before it is suspended in liquid
4.  informal face make-up, such as rouge
5.  short for greasepaint
 
vb
6.  to make (a picture) of (a figure, landscape, etc) with paint applied to a surface such as canvas
7.  to coat (a surface) with paint, as in decorating
8.  (tr) to apply (liquid) onto (a surface): her mother painted the cut with antiseptic
9.  (tr) to apply make-up onto (the face, lips, etc)
10.  (tr) to describe vividly in words
11.  informal paint the town red to celebrate uninhibitedly; go on a spree
 
[C13: from Old French peint painted, from peindre to paint, from Latin pingere to paint, adorn]
 
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