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artist

noun art·ist \ˈär-tist\

: a person who creates art : a person who is skilled at drawing, painting, etc.

: a skilled performer

: a person who is very good at something

Full Definition of ARTIST

1
a obsolete :  one skilled or versed in learned arts
b archaic :  physician
c archaic :  artisan 1
2
a :  one who professes and practices an imaginative art
b :  a person skilled in one of the fine arts
3
:  a skilled performer; especially :  artiste
4
:  one who is adept at something <con artist> <strikeout artist>

Examples of ARTIST

  1. the great artists of the Renaissance
  2. <a pitcher who is a strikeout artist>

First Known Use of ARTIST

circa 1507

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