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

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Examples of artsy in a Sentence

Her boyfriend is the artsy type.
Recent Examples on the Web This artsy market known for its eclectic treasures has returned. Shannon Sutlief, Dallas News, "Fun things to do this month in Dallas-Fort Worth — online, outdoors and more," 26 June 2020 Just up the road from owner Luke Horgan’s old high school, Jefferson Bodega is a convenience storewith an artsy edge. René A. Guzman,, "5 San Antonio convenience stores with surprisingly gourmet, international offerings like micheladas, craft beer, smoked brisket and Japanese snacks," 9 June 2020 Just being artsy and craftsy may not work out well right now. Magi Helena, oregonlive, "Horoscope for June 7, 2020: Taurus, stop and take stock; Capricorn, set a good example," 7 June 2020 That tension has simmered beneath all of her musical identities and eras: futuristic dance-pop practitioner, artsy club kid, wild-child glam rocker, and country-disco balladeer. Annie Zaleski, Time, "Lady Gaga’s New Album Chromatica Is the Soundtrack for 2020's Most Epic Bedroom Dance Parties," 29 May 2020 Mescal's artsy Instagram is complete with photos of him and his family. Rachel Epstein, Marie Claire, "Paul Mescal Plays Connell in the 'Normal People' Hulu Series," 27 Apr. 2020 This webcam gives viewers an all-encompassing look into the waterfront life of Bermuda's historic Royal Naval Dockyard, which is still used to house cruise ships, museums, and artsy shops. Caitlin Morton, Condé Nast Traveler, "Experience Virtual Travel from Yosemite to Amsterdam with These Livestreams," 26 Mar. 2020 Arts and crafts Michael Yonts, Bowling Green The Yonts family is feeling artsy and decided to customize their TV dining trays with hand painted art. Dominique Yates, The Courier-Journal, "'Coping in a Pandemic': How families are making the most of life during the coronavirus," 26 Mar. 2020 Inspired by the community's artsy, boutique business district, Scholz — an artist herself who makes jewelry and textiles — decided to launch her first shop, with rent costing only $250 per month. Jeff Rumage, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "A Brown Deer native just opened a gift shop featuring local artists down the street from where she grew up," 3 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of artsy

1947, in the meaning defined above

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8 Jul 2020

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“Artsy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jul. 2020.

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