artsy-fartsy

[ ahrt-see-fahrt-see ]
/ ˈɑrt siˈfɑrt si /

adjective Slang: Vulgar.

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Also art·y-fart·y [ahr-tee-fahr-tee] /ˈɑr tiˈfɑr ti/.

Origin of artsy-fartsy

First recorded in 1975–1980; rhyming compound from art1, fart, -sy
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British Dictionary definitions for arty-farty

arty-farty

US artsy-fartsy


adjective

informal artistic in a pretentious way
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