[ad_1] adjective, art·i·er, art·i·est. Informal.
- characterized by a showy, pretentious, and often spurious display of artistic interest, manner, or mannerism.
- a male given name, form of .
adjective artier or artiest
- informal having an ostentatious or affected interest in or desire to imitate artists or artistic standards
1901, “having artistic pretentions,” from(n.) + (2); cf. .