noun, plural ar·tistes [ahr-teests; French arteest] /ɑrˈtists; French ˈartist/.
Origin of artiste
Examples from the Web for artiste
After seeing Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova perform in Cairo, Iolas knew he wanted to be an artiste.
He hated actually dealing with business matters, preferring to play the role of the likable artiste.
She's the season's pleasant surprise—Hollywood's favorite sexy-tomboy turned serious artiste.
They may be varied to please the fancy of the artiste, by the addition or substitution of other perfumes or aromatics.Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II|Arnold Cooley
To the daughters of my master I give the artiste's name—why not?The House Under the Sea|Sir Max Pemberton
Pa was an artiste; he had thought of a thousand things since his trip to Brighton.The Bill-Toppers|Andre Castaigne
And they are constantly meeting; for her fame as an artiste opens all doors to Zeneida.The Green Book|Mr Jkai
The fashion an artiste enjoys can only last as his talent daily increases.Memoirs of Robert-Houdin, ambassador, author and conjurer|Jean Henri Robert-Houdin
British Dictionary definitions for artiste
Word Origin and History for artiste
1819 in English, from 1804 as a French word, from French artiste; a reborrowing of artist, at first in a foreign context, later used to fill the gap after the sense of artist had become limited toward the visual arts and especially painting.
Artiste: an admirable word (albeit somewhat Frenchified) of late applied, with nice discrimination, to every species of exhibitor, from a rope-dancer down to a mere painter or sculptor. On looking into little Entick (my great authority in these matters), I find we have already the word artist; but with stupid English perversity, we have hitherto used that in a much more restricted sense than its newly-imported rival, which it is becoming the excellent fashion to adopt. ["Paul Pry's Journal of a Residence at Little-Pedlington," Philadelphia, 1836]