arts and crafts

noun, often capitalized A&C

Definition of arts and crafts

: a movement in European and American design during the late 19th and early 20th centuries promoting handcraftsmanship over industrial mass production

Examples of arts and crafts in a Sentence

a shop that sells local arts and crafts, such as pottery and baskets demonstrations of various arts and crafts

First Known Use of arts and crafts

1888, in the meaning defined above

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“Arts and crafts.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Apr. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of arts and crafts

: objects that are meant to be both useful and beautiful : the activity of making such objects

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