arty

[ ahr-tee ]
/ ˈɑr ti /

adjective, art·i·er, art·i·est. Informal.

characterized by a showy, pretentious, and often spurious display of artistic interest, manner, or mannerism.

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decorum
Also artsy.

Origin of arty

First recorded in 1900–05; art1 + -y1

OTHER WORDS FROM arty

art·i·ly, adverbart·i·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for artiest

arty

US artsy

/ (ˈɑːtɪ) /

adjective artier or artiest

informal having an ostentatious or affected interest in or desire to imitate artists or artistic standards

Derived forms of arty

artiness, noun
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