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artsy

[ahrt-see] /ˈɑrt si/
adjective, artsier, artsiest. Informal.
1.
arty.
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05; art1 + -sy or art1 + -s3 + -y1
Related forms
artsiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for artsiest
artsy
"pretentiously artistic," 1902, from arts (see art); originally esp. artsy-craftsy, with ref. to the arts and crafts movement; always more or less dismissive or pejorative; artsy-fartsy was in use by 1971.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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