Try Our Apps


Avoid these words. Seriously.


[peyn-tee] /ˈpeɪn ti/
adjective, paintier, paintiest.
of, coated with, or soiled with paint:
a painty finish; painty overalls.
having a crudely or clumsily painted surface:
The stage set consisted chiefly of painty scenery.
Origin of painty
First recorded in 1865-70; paint + -y1
Related forms
paintiness, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for painty
Historical Examples
  • Now the least notable of them, the most painty, the most slovenly, would look somehow like a shadow of Robert.

    At His Gates, Vol. 3(of 3) Margaret Oliphant
  • He admitted that fanlights, and white shutters against rosy brick, were more homelike than a painty wooden box.

    Main Street Sinclair Lewis

Word of the Day

Nearby words for painty

Word Value for painty

Scrabble Words With Friends