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English definition of “arty”


adjective     /ˈɑː.ti/ US  /ˈɑːr.t̬i/ (US artsy) informal usually disapproving
being or wishing to seem very interested in everything connected with art and artists: She hangs out with a lot of arty types.Art and culture
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