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.
Recent Examples on the Web Have an artsy group of 5-year-olds who just learned to color within the lines? Ysolt Usigan, Woman's Day, 8 July 2022 Get artsy with this one piece swimsuit from Solkissed Swim that is printed with colorful brushstrokes. Sarah Boyd, Forbes, 17 May 2022 Much of her day-to-day work is focused around the casual artsy virtual gatherings. Amy Schwabe, Journal Sentinel, 5 July 2022 Check out the small towns of La Veta and Cuchara, which are about three hours south of Denver by car, for hiking, mountain biking, and an artsy-meets-ranching Old West vibe. Megan Michelson, Outside Online, 18 Aug. 2020 Arcade Fire’s unlikely Grammys moment crystallized everything that had powered the band’s speedy ascent from Montreal’s artsy underground scene to mutually admiring friendships with David Bowie and Bruce Springsteen. Los Angeles Times, 5 May 2022 Cruz plays an artsy director who won’t play by anyone else’s rules and Banderas is a matinee idol who finds himself under her command. The Editors, Town & Country, 8 June 2022 The mission puts Peter in direct competition with Emma’s ex (an uber-positive personal trainer played by Scott Eastwood) and Anne’s new boyfriend (an artsy-fartsy teacher played by Manny Jacinto). Evan Romano, Men's Health, 10 Feb. 2022 Meatpacking District is both an homage and artsy throw-down to the iconic Golden Bull a few miles south on Wall Street. David Hochman, Forbes, 5 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of artsy

1947, in the meaning defined above

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21 Jul 2022

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“Artsy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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