non·​art·​ist ˌnän-ˈär-tist How to pronounce nonartist (audio)
: a person who is not an artist
Playwrights often find inspiration in places that nonartists would never fathom.E. Kyle Minor

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Will the nonartists, mostly men, who run the industry become kinder and gentler toward artists, especially the young, female artists, just starting out? Maria Puente, USA TODAY, 3 July 2019 But can fractal analysis help in the early detection of neurological diseases in nonartists? Emily Holland, WSJ, 26 Feb. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1828, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nonartist was in 1828

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“Nonartist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Jun. 2023.

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