arty-farty, artsy-fartsy

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 century.

Contemporary slang . 2014.

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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

  • artsy-fartsy — [ärt′ē färt′ēärt′sē färt′sē] adj. Slang pretentiously artistic, sophisticated, etc.: also arty farty [ärt′ē färt′ē] …   English World dictionary

  • 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

  • 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] ...money wasted …   English dictionary

  • 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

  • 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] * * * …   Universalium

  • artsy-fartsy — see arty farty …   English dictionary

  • arty-farty — (also artsy fartsy) adjective informal, derogatory associated with or showing an interest in the arts …   English new terms dictionary

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

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