(also artsy-fartsy)
adjective informal, derogatory associated with or showing an interest in the arts.

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  • arty-farty — arty fartˈy or artsy fartsˈy adjective (derogatory, informal) Arty, arty crafty • • • Main Entry: ↑art * * * arty farty 7 [arty farty] [ˌɑːti ˈfɑːti] [ˌɑːrti ˈfɑːrti] ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • arty-farty — also artsy fartsy ADJ (disapproval) If you describe someone as arty farty, you are criticizing them for being interested in artistic ideas or activities that most people do not think are interesting or worthwhile. [BRIT, INFORMAL] wasted …   English dictionary

  • arty-farty — British, informal, American, informal something or someone that is arty farty tries too hard to seem connected with serious art, and is silly or boring because of this. Rob s friends were a couple of arty farty types who talked endlessly about… …   New idioms dictionary

  • arty-farty — adjective Self important or self indulgent, especially when describing an artistic project. Ive had enough of this arty farty modern sculpture! …   Wiktionary

  • arty-farty — BrE artsy fartsy, AmE adjective informal someone who is arty farty tries too hard to show that they are interested in art …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • arty-farty, artsy-fartsy — adj pretentious, affected, more decorative than useful. A more vulgar parallel of the innocuous arty crafty , which is Edwardian in origin and was usually applied to the pseudo rustic, as in the Arts and Crafts design movement of the late 19th… …   Contemporary slang

  • arty-farty — art|y fart|y [ˌa:ti ˈfa:ti US ˌa:rti ˈfa:r ] adj BrE art|sy fart|sy [ˌa:tsi ˈfa:tsi US ˌa:rtsi ˈfa:r ] AmE informal trying too hard to show that you are interested in art used to show disapproval …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • arty-farty — Adj. Pretentiously artistic. Informal …   English slang and colloquialisms

  • arty-farty — /ati ˈfati/ (say ahtee fahtee) adjective Colloquial pretentious; precious. Also, artsy fartsy …  

  • artsy-fartsy — /ahrt see fahrt see/, adj. Slang (vulgar). arty. Also, arty farty /ahr tee fahr tee/. [1975 1980; rhyming compound from ART1, FART, SY] * * * artsy fartsy 7 [artsy fartsy] [ˌɑːtsi ˈfɑːtsi] [ˌɑːrtsi ˈfɑːrtsi] (especially NAmE …   Useful english dictionary

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