also arty-crafty adjective Etymology: from the phrase arts and crafts Date: 1902 arty

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  • artsy-craftsy — adj. 1. 1 pretentiously artistic; cloyingly charming. Syn: arty crafty, artsy, arty. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • artsy-craftsy — [ärt′sēkraft′sē, ärt′sēkräft′sē] adj. Informal having to do with arts and crafts: usually used disparagingly to connote faddishness, dilettantism, superficiality, etc …   English World dictionary

  • artsy-craftsy — /ahrt see kraft see, krahft /, adj. Informal. 1. pretending to artistry and craftsmanship or to an interest in arts and crafts: an artsy craftsy chair; an artsy craftsy person. 2. cloyingly charming: The shop has an artsy craftsy décor. Also,… …   Universalium

  • artsy-craftsy — mod. dabbling in arts and crafts; artistic. □ Wally is sort of artsy craftsy. □ Gary’s an artsy crafty kind of guy with lots of talent. □ The artsy craftsy crowd held a show in the library parking lot last Sunday …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • artsy-craftsy — adjective a) Related to arts and crafts; crafted or decorated manually by an artisan. b) Crafted in an excessively decorated manner; trivial or affected in design or execution (in comparison to other artistic products). Syn …   Wiktionary

  • artsy-craftsy — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Informal. Pretentiously artistic: Informal: arty. See PLAIN …   English dictionary for students

  • artsy-craftsy — art|sy craft|sy [ ,artsi kræftsi ] adjective AMERICAN INFORMAL made by someone who enjoys creating and decorating things themselves, but who you think lacks skill …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • artsy-craftsy — art•sy craft•sy [[t]ˈɑrt siˈkræft si, ˈkrɑft [/t]] adj. Informal. inf pretending to artistry and craftsmanship or to an interest in arts and crafts • Etymology: 1925 …   From formal English to slang

  • artsy-craftsy — adjective pretentiously artistic; cloyingly charming • Syn: ↑arty crafty • Similar to: ↑pretentious …   Useful english dictionary

  • artsy — adj. 1. same as {arty}. Syn: arty. [PJC] 2. same as {artsy craftsy}. Syn: artsy craftsy. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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