arty | artsy

This page is about the slang term arty | artsy.

Meaning: displaying an interest in the arts or high culture

For example:

  • Most Hollywood actors are careful not to sound too arty when they're being interviewed.

  • Mark says most Americans are insecure, so they don't like "artsy" people because deep down inside they feel inferior to them.

Quick Quiz:

Someone who's called "arty" is most likely to be interested in

a. finger painting

b. shopping channels

c. modern culture

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Contributor: Matt Errey