arty-crafty
arty-crafty arty-crafty adj. 1. pretentiously artistic; cloyingly charming

Syn: artsy-craftsy [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • arty-crafty — adjective pretentiously artistic; cloyingly charming • Syn: ↑artsy craftsy • Similar to: ↑pretentious * * * | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ adjective also arty and crafty | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷; …   Useful english dictionary

  • arty-crafty — adjective see artsy craftsy …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • arty-crafty — /ahr tee kraf tee, krahf /, adj. Informal. artsy craftsy. * * * …   Universalium

  • arty crafty — adj. pretentiously artistic; over decorative; artsy in unrefined way …   English contemporary dictionary

  • arty-crafty — UK / US adjective British informal made by someone who enjoys creating and decorating things themselves, but who you think lacks skill …   English dictionary

  • arty-crafty — /ati ˈkrafti/ (say ahtee krahftee) adjective affectedly artistic; artistic but useless, pretentious, or trivial …   Australian English dictionary

  • arty-crafty (artsy craftsy) — AmE adjective someone who is arty crafty makes things at home and does all kinds of art, especially in a way that is not very professional …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • arty-farty — arty fartˈy or artsy fartsˈy adjective (derogatory, informal) Arty, arty crafty • • • Main Entry: ↑art * * * arty farty 7 [arty farty] [ˌɑːti ˈfɑːti] [ˌɑːrti ˈfɑːrti] ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • arty-and-crafty — adjective see arty crafty …   Useful english dictionary

  • arty-farty, artsy-fartsy — adj pretentious, affected, more decorative than useful. A more vulgar parallel of the innocuous arty crafty , which is Edwardian in origin and was usually applied to the pseudo rustic, as in the Arts and Crafts design movement of the late 19th… …   Contemporary slang

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