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art·ist / ˈärtist/ • n. a person who produces paintings or drawings as a profession or hobby. ∎  a person who practices any of the creative arts, such as a sculptor, novelist, poet, or filmmaker. ∎  a person skilled at a particular task or occupation: a surgeon who is an artist with the scalpel. ∎  a performer, such as a singer, actor, or dancer. ∎ inf. a habitual practitioner of a specified reprehensible activity: a con artist.

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artist XVI. — (O)F. artiste — It. artista, f. arte ART1; see -IST.
Hence artistic XVIII, artistry XIX.

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