[ ahr-tuh-zuh-nl, ahr-tiz-uh- ]
/ ˈɑr tə zə nl, ɑrˈtɪz ə- /
pertaining to or noting a person skilled in an applied art: The men were taught artisanal skills such as bricklaying and carpentry.
pertaining to or noting a high-quality or distinctive product made in small quantities, usually by hand or using traditional methods: artisanal cheese; artisanal cheesemakers.
Does Boxing Day Have Anything To Do With Boxing?In the US, the word boxing usually refers to two athletes stepping into a padded ring, each with the intention of knocking the other off their feet. But the day after Christmas brings up a new version of the word:Boxing Day. The holiday is generally obscure in the States. But in Britain, the celebration is ubiquitous—and doesn’t usually involve a boxing ring. How did Boxing Day get …
Who Coined The Term Fashionista?In light of a recent article about the birth of the word “fashionista” in which Stephen Fried apologized for coining the term, we’d like to delve into the -ista suffix in hopes of understanding why English speakers combine it with certain words. But first, let’s look at “fashionista.” This word originally appeared in Stephen Fried’s 1993 biography of supermodel Gia Carangi. He invented it as …
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