[ peyn-tee ]

adjective,paint·i·er, paint·i·est.
  1. of, coated with, or soiled with paint: a painty finish; painty overalls.

  2. 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

Other words from painty

  • paint·i·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023