from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Informal Of, involving, or engaged in handicrafts or the decorative arts: an artsy-craftsy camp offering woodworking, basketry, and other activities.
  • adj. Informal Self-consciously artistic; arty.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Related to arts and crafts; crafted or decorated manually by an artisan.
  • adj. Crafted in an excessively decorated manner; trivial or affected in design or execution (in comparison to other artistic products).

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. pretentiously artistic; cloyingly charming.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. pretentiously artistic; cloyingly charming


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