ar·​tiste är-ˈtēst How to pronounce artiste (audio)
: a skilled adept public performer
specifically : a musical or theatrical entertainer
: an artistic or creative person

Examples of artiste in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Rema won best male artist, digital artiste of the year and African artiste of the year. Paul Grein, Billboard, 4 Sep. 2023 At the Gilder Center, Gang has managed to merge the sculptural impulse of an artiste with the institution’s public concern for planetary health. Curbed, 25 Apr. 2023 But now, this childlike artiste’s Ground Zero vision syncs with post-Covid America. Armond White, National Review, 16 June 2023 Additionally, new categories have been added to The Headies this year – international artiste of the year, best inspirational single and digital artiste of the year. Heran Mamo, Billboard, 1 Sep. 2022 Burna Boy took African artiste of the year and best male artiste. Paul Grein, Billboard, 5 Sep. 2022 Fassbinder, Derek Jarman, and Almodóvar never went so far, but puckish Rodrigues goes beyond even his compatriot, cinema’s ultra-serious artiste Pedro Costa — the Rembrandt of Lisbon’s ghetto — who specializes in European racial and cultural guilt. Armond White, National Review, 31 May 2023 After decades of enduring such irritating artistes, Hanks seems to have somehow typed this wickedly funny section entirely by eye-rolling. Ron Charles, Washington Post, 2 May 2023 On Saturday, the French American mix artiste supersized his living-room show for the Coachella main stage. August Brown, Los Angeles Times, 15 Apr. 2023 See More

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Word History


borrowed from French, "person skilled in art, skilled performer," going back to Middle French, "person practicing a craft, student of the liberal arts" — more at artist

First Known Use

1780, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of artiste was in 1780

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Cite this Entry

“Artiste.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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