Definition of arty-farty in English:

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Pronunciation: /ɑːtiˈfɑːti/
(chiefly North American also artsy-fartsy)


informal, derogatory
Associated with or showing an interest in the arts: you’ll have to forget that arty-farty nonsense here
More example sentences
  • Do you want to see more experimentation or do you wish I'd just wander around town with a digital point-and-shoot like I did in the old days, and forget all about the arty-farty nonsense?
  • When that whole emphasis on arts was brought in five years ago, everyone pooh-poohed it as being, you know, arty-farty nonsense.
  • It's just artsy-fartsy moviemaking nonsense.

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