adjective, paint·i·er, paint·i·est.

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.

Nearby words

  1. painter,
  2. painter's colic,
  3. painterly,
  4. painting,
  5. paintwork,
  6. pair,
  7. pair annihilation,
  8. pair bond,
  9. pair of compasses,
  10. pair off

Origin of painty

First recorded in 1865–70; paint + -y1

Related formspaint·i·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for painty

  • 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