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artsy-craftsy

[ahrt-see-kraft-see, -krahft-] /ˈɑrt siˈkræft si, -ˈkrɑft-/
adjective, Informal.
1.
pretending to artistry and craftsmanship or to an interest in arts and crafts:
an artsy-craftsy chair; an artsy-craftsy person.
2.
cloyingly charming:
The shop has an artsy-craftsy décor.
Also, arty-crafty.
Origin
1925-1930
1925-30; from arts and crafts; see artsy
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British Dictionary definitions for artsy-craftsy

arty-crafty

adjective
1.
(informal) affectedly artistic, esp in a homespun or rural style
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Slang definitions & phrases for artsy-craftsy

artsy-craftsy

adjective

Pretentiously and self-consciously artistic; straining for esthetic effect: an artsy-craftsy little boutique on Nantucket (1940s+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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