painty

[ peyn-tee ]
/ ˈpeɪn ti /

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.

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Origin of painty

First recorded in 1865–70; paint + -y1

OTHER WORDS FROM painty

paint·i·ness, noun
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Example sentences 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