Definition of aesthete noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



(North American English also esthete) noun
BrE BrE//ˈiːsθiːt//
, BrE//ˈesθiːt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈesθiːt//
(formal, sometimes disapproving)
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a person who has a love and understanding of art and beautiful things Word Originlate 19th cent.: from Greek aisthētēs ‘a person who perceives’, or from aesthetic, on the pattern of the pair athlete, athletic.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: aesthete