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[Tatum laughs] Like I found the three other artsy goth kids at Boulder and hung out with them.
Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill on ‘22 Jump Street,’ Penis Kissing, and Julie Andrews’s Boobs Kevin Fallon June 9, 2014

artsy has partnered with heavy hitters like the Whitney and SFMoMA.
Amazon Opens Fine Art Market Filipa Ioannou August 7, 2013

Gemini contends with a planetary influx, Cancer gets in touch with her artsy side, and Sagittarius is an agent of change.
Horoscopes for June 5-11, 2011 Starsky + Cox June 3, 2011

I hang out with artsy theater people, with angry political activists, and with nerds of all stripes.
It’s Dangerous to Go Alone: Why Are Gamers So Angry? Arthur Chu August 27, 2014

Kandel, turns out, was always a product of his artsy hometown.
Nobel Winner Eric Kandel: ‘The Age of Insight,’ Memory, the Holocaust, and the Art of Vienna Jimmy So March 31, 2012

You can read most of the text online for free, if you have the patience to deal with artsy websites.
Crazy Cartography: Artists and Writers Conjure a Slew of Imaginative Maps Lauren Elkin April 12, 2014

Studying at the artsy Rudolf Steiner School in England no doubt nurtured her dreams.
Carey Mulligan’s Naked Turn in ‘Shame’ Lorenza Muñoz November 29, 2011

Today, fashion students from Saint Martins still head to clubs, now in artsy Dalston and Shoreditch, decked in their own designs.
New Exhibition Club to Catwalk at Victoria & Albert Museum Chloë Ashby July 9, 2013

But even at Boulder I found the artsy kids and hung out with them.
Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill on ‘22 Jump Street,’ Penis Kissing, and Julie Andrews’s Boobs Kevin Fallon June 9, 2014

They are unapologetically uncool, the men in white nylon jumpsuits and the women in “artsy” drop earrings.
Sneer and Clothing in Miami: Inside The $3 Billion Woodstock of Contemporary Art Jay Michaelson December 5, 2014

adj.

“pretentiously artistic,” 1902, from arts (see art (n.)); originally especially artsy-craftsy, with reference to the arts and crafts movement; always more or less dismissive or pejorative; artsy-fartsy was in use by 1971.

adjective

Pretentiously and self-consciously artistic; straining for esthetic effect: an artsy-craftsy little boutique on Nantucket (1940s+)

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  • Artsiness

    . . adj. “pretentiously artistic,” 1902, from arts (see art (n.)); originally especially artsy-craftsy, with reference to the arts and crafts movement; always more or less dismissive or pejorative; artsy-fartsy was in use by 1971.

  • Artspeak

    artspeak language An early simple language for plotter graphics. [“The Art of Programming, ARTSPEAK”, Henry Mullish, Courant Inst (Nov 1974)]. (1995-02-21)



  • Artsy-craftsy

    pretending to artistry and craftsmanship or to an interest in arts and crafts: an artsy-craftsy chair; an artsy-craftsy person. cloyingly charming: The shop has an artsy-craftsy décor. adjective Pretentiously and self-consciously artistic; straining for esthetic effect: an artsy-craftsy little boutique on Nantucket (1940s+)

  • Artsy fartsy

    . adjective Pompously or latantly estheti •The superlative degree of artsycraftsy: The pianist veers toward the artsy-fartsy



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