Definition of artiste
1 : a skilled adept public performer; specifically : a musical or theatrical entertainer
2 : an artistic or creative person
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Poltrona a 41-year-old Spaniard known to balance 14 wooden chairs on his nose and dive off a scaffolding 10 meters high into a glass of water mobilizes dozens of comedy artistes who take frequent trips to dangerous destinations at their own expense.
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Origin and Etymology of artiste
First Known Use: 1780
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Definition of artiste for English Language Learners
: a skilled performer
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