arty-crafty (artsy craftsy)

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. 2004.

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  • artsy-craftsy — adj. 1. 1 pretentiously artistic; cloyingly charming. Syn: arty crafty, artsy, arty. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • arty-crafty — adj. 1. pretentiously artistic; cloyingly charming Syn: artsy craftsy [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

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

  • artsy-craftsy — /ahrt see kraft see, krahft /, adj. 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,… …   Universalium

  • artsy-craftsy — also arty crafty adjective Etymology: from the phrase arts and crafts Date: 1902 arty …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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

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

  • artistic — [adj1] beautiful, satisfying to senses aesthetic, creative, cultivated, cultured, decorative, dramatic, elegant, exquisite, fine, graceful, grand, harmonious, ideal, imaginative, musical, ornamental, pictorial, picturesque, pleasing, poetic,… …   New thesaurus

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