Meaning of “arty” in the English Dictionary

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"arty" in British English

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uk /ˈɑː.ti/ us /ˈɑːr.t̬i/ informal usually disapproving US also artsy

being or wishing to seem very interested in everything connected with art and artists:

She hangs out with a lot of arty types.

(Definition of “arty” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"arty" in American English

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us /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

(Definition of “arty” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)