art·​sy | \ ˈärt-sē How to pronounce artsy (audio) \

Definition of artsy

: arty

Examples of artsy in a Sentence

Her boyfriend is the artsy type.

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DeWitt turns salvaged parts from old TVs and VCRs into artsy necklaces, earrings and figures. Maria Carter, Woman's Day, "19 Real Ways to Make Money from Home," 22 May 2017 So, there has been a long history of conflict between the Academy wanting to honor artistic excellence, specifically in the realm of artsy films that might not have played to a wider audience, and wanting to honor films that did well commercially. Katherine J. Igoe, Marie Claire, "Is There an Oscars "Popular Film" Category After All This Year?," 24 Feb. 2019 Thanks to the coffee-making gizmos, gadgets, and tools displayed on the counter, this slim joint in artsy Smithfield has the vibe of a science lab. Melissa Kravitz, Condé Nast Traveler, "7 Best Coffee Shops in Dublin," 20 June 2018 July 2013 There's not much going on publicly with the couple other than this very artsy photo that Josh posted on his Instagram of Karlie at the MoMa. Rachel Epstein, Marie Claire, "A Definitive Timeline of Karlie Kloss and Josh Kushner's Very Private Relationship," 24 July 2018 Clocking in right below $1000, Z Gallerie's bohemian-chic sofa will lend a breezy, artsy, vibe to any space. Laura Eckstein, Good Housekeeping, "Best Sofas Under $1000," 14 May 2012 Cooke's Instagram is currently private—although an abstract profile photo hints at the artsy content his nearly 2,000 followers get to peep. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "Get to Know Cooke Maroney, Jennifer Lawrence's New Fiancé," 6 Feb. 2019 But don't be surprised to also see the actor looking fashion-forward as hell in some artsy editorial shoots. Alison Caporimo, Seventeen, "10 Jace Norman Facts Every True "Henry Danger" Fan Should Know," 23 Jan. 2019 Margot Tenenbaum may have been known for her extreme secrecy, but her ultra-sleek blunt bob is perfect for an artsy-yet-easy Halloween costume. Lauren Hubbard, Harper's BAZAAR, "13 Easy Halloween Costumes That Are All About The Hairstyle," 4 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of artsy

1947, in the meaning defined above

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