Definition of Artsy-craftsy

1. Adjective. Pretentiously artistic; cloyingly charming.

Exact synonyms: Arty-crafty
Similar to: Pretentious



Definition of Artsy-craftsy

1. Adjective. (not comparable) Related to arts and crafts; crafted or decorated manually by an artisan. ¹

2. Adjective. (comparable often derogatory) Crafted in an excessively decorated manner; trivial or affected in design or execution (in comparison to other artistic products). ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Artsy-craftsy

arts and letters
arts degree
arts degrees
artsier
artsies
artsiest
artsily
artsiness
artsinesses
artsman
artsmen
artsmithite
artspeak
artsy
artsy-craftsy (current term)
artuate
artuated
artuates
artuating
artwise
artwork
artworks
artworld
artworlds
arty
arty-crafty
arugola

Literary usage of Artsy-craftsy

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1. Dutch Type by Jan Middendorp (2004)
"‘The crux of the matter is that type is not pen-written characters, but sharply-cut letters.' He fulminates against the ‘artsy-craftsy' lettering ..."

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