Origin of artsy
Examples from the Web for artsy
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
December 6, 2014
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?
August 28, 2014
I was making a bunch of short films in high school and was kind of artsy, so I always knew I wanted to go to art school.How 'The Mindy Project' Star Adam Pally Became Hollywood's Go-To 'Bro'
August 6, 2014
[Tatum laughs] Like I found the three other artsy goth kids at Boulder and hung out with them.
But even at Boulder I found the artsy kids and hung out with them.
Word Origin and History for artsy
"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.