art·​sy | \ˈärt-sē \

Definition of artsy 

: arty

Examples of artsy in a Sentence

Her boyfriend is the artsy type.

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From vintage carousels to artsy hot spots, D.C. offers something for everyone. Megan Barber, Curbed, "The best things to do with kids in 13 U.S. cities," 20 Nov. 2018 But in this remote and artsy neighborhood, curving streets tumble into one another. Hayley Krischer, The Seattle Times, "Exploring the many shades of white — and they’re all right," 10 Sep. 2018 The late 1990s gave us the artsy TV title sequence, which — as chronicled in an excellent story by Lance Richardson last year — is now under threat. Adi Robertson, The Verge, "Darren Aronofsky’s Pi day: this week in tech, 20 years ago," 14 July 2018 Velveteen Rabbit Two sisters oversee a seasonally rotating cocktail menu that will blow your mind, in a funky and artsy section of Downtown Las Vegas. Andrea Bennett, Condé Nast Traveler, "17 Best Bars in Las Vegas," 4 Mar. 2018 But also go to Seyðisfjörður in the east for its artsy vibes. Katherine Lagrave, Condé Nast Traveler, "Iceland Is Not Overrun With Tourists, Despite What Everyone Says," 25 Oct. 2018 Photo: Max Burkhalter for The Wall Street Journal A few blocks from downtown in the city’s artsy Southtown neighborhood, the Italian restaurant Battalion has transformed a 1920s firehouse into a cross between a modern osteria and a European disco. Mike Sutter, WSJ, "The Best Under-the-Radar Food Destination in the U.S.," 19 Oct. 2018 From vintage carousels to artsy hot spots, D.C. offers something for everyone. Megan Barber, Curbed, "The best things to do with kids in 13 U.S. cities," 27 Aug. 2018 Why can’t good, fun things win and not just good artsy things? Jost asked. Kathleen Joyce, Fox News, "Michael Che and Colin Jost slam the Emmys ahead of hosting gig," 15 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of artsy

1947, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of artsy was in 1947

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