pavement artist

pavement artist
someone who draws on the pavement with colored chalks (hoping that passers-by will give them money)
Hypernyms: ↑draftsman, ↑drawer

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Chiefly Brit.

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pavement artist noun
A person who seeks a living by drawing coloured pictures on the pavement
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Main Entry:pave

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pavement artist UK US noun [countable] [singular pavement artist plural pavement artists] british
someone who draws pictures on a pavement and hopes to get money from people who walk past
Thesaurus: artistshyponym

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pavement artist,
1. a person who works in the street sketching and selling his drawings, especially portraits of passers-by.
2. a person who draws figures or scenes on the pavement in order to get money from passers-by.

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ˈpavement artist 7 [pavement artist] (BrE) (NAmE ˈsidewalk artist) noun
an artist who draws pictures in ↑chalk on the ↑pavement, hoping to get money from people who pass
See also:sidewalk artist

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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