adjective, art·si·er, art·si·est. Informal.
Origin of artsy
Related Words for artsyself-conscious, stilted, pretentious, apish, artificial, chichi, conscious, posed, unnatural, airish, campy, highfaluting
Examples from the Web for artsy
Contemporary Examples of 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.
"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.