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.

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

Historical Examples of painty

  • Now the least notable of them, the most painty, the most slovenly, would look somehow like a shadow of Robert.

  • He admitted that fanlights, and white shutters against rosy brick, were more homelike than a painty wooden box.

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