- characterized by a showy, pretentious, and often spurious display of artistic interest, manner, or mannerism.
Origin of arty
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Historical Examples of artily
How artily I wish I coud afford to foller his brillyant xampel!
The right honorable gentleman laughed 'artily, it said, same as they say about royalty.Walking Shadows
I ain't not a pertickler good speller myself, but I reely shoud be artily ashamed of sich a blunder as that.
It is surrounded at the sides and bottom with a wreath carrying a ribbon with the unit designation "first artily."American Military Insignia 1800-1851
J. Duncan Campbell and Edgar M. Howell.
- informal having an ostentatious or affected interest in or desire to imitate artists or artistic standards