[ ahr-teest; French ar-teest ]
/ ɑrˈtist; French arˈtist /

noun, plural ar·tistes [ahr-teests; French arteest] /ɑrˈtists; French ˈartist/.

an artist, especially an actor, singer, dancer, or other public performer.

Origin of artiste

From French, dating back to 1815–25; see origin at artist

Can be confused

artisan artist artiste (see synonym study at artist) Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for artiste

British Dictionary definitions for artiste


/ (ɑːˈtiːst, French artist) /


an entertainer, such as a singer or dancer
a person who is highly skilled in some occupationa hair artiste
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