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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There’s a modern take on a Zulu throne chair, and an artsy, fun orange cheetah chair, both commissioned from Casamento, a Cape Town design and upholstery company. Pamela Wright,, "Check-In: andBeyond Phinda Homestead reopens in South Africa," 9 July 2019 The wire around her ponytail contained [the hair] and added an artsy look to accommodate what was going on with her dress and other parts of what the glam team was doing. Shalwah Evans, Essence, "Hairstylist Shornell McNeal Breaks Down Regina Hall’s BET Awards Look," 24 June 2019 But the city’s artsy side goes beyond murals to encompass major museums. Katherine Rodeghier, Dallas News, "St. Petersburg, Fla., goes from senior rest home to hipster hangout," 18 June 2019 This artsy, industrial space also features large garage doors that open up when the weather’s nice. The Know Staff, The Know, "The coolest patios and rooftops to eat and drink on in the Front Range," 27 June 2019 Shrouded in dense landscaping, the treetop compound comprises two structures: a 1927 Spanish Revival-style home and a chic pole-style bungalow with an artsy fireplace and elevated loft. Jack Flemming,, "Travis frontman Fran Healy lists bohemian home in the Hollywood Hills," 25 June 2019 These aren't your grandma's French tips; wild nail art like artsy graphics, badass flames, subtle tie dye, and non-tacky rhinestones are trending in the nail community and every single design is perfect for homecoming 2019. Kelsey Stiegman, Seventeen, "25 Homecoming Nail Ideas That'll Help You Stand Out," 25 June 2019 In artsy Todos Santos, chase the perfect wave while learning to surf. National Geographic, "Baja and the Sea of Cortez High School Expedition," 17 June 2019 The classic, Spanish-style structure is a warm and quaint place to rest after a day of touring the artsy Texas town. Darla Guillen Gilthorpe, Houston Chronicle, "Two Texas places named among the best places to go 'glamping' in the US," 13 June 2019

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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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