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English definition of “arty”


adjective    /ˈɑr·t̬i/ (also artsy,  /ˈɑrt·si/) disapproving infml
trying to be like artists or dress and live in the style typical of artists , esp . while lacking any real understanding of art or the work of artists : an arty crowd
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