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artsy-fartsy Syllabification: art·sy-fart·sy
Pronunciation: /ˌärtsēˈfärtsē/

Definition of artsy-fartsy in English:


informal, derogatory
Associated with or showing a pretentious interest in the arts: you can wear a turtleneck to join your artsy-fartsy friends
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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