artsy-fartsy


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  • 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) — mod. obviously or overly artistic. (Use caution with fart.) □ The decorations were sort of artsy fartsy, but the overall effect was quite nice. □ Things are a little artsy fartsy in the south dorm, but most of the residents are really nice …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • 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

  • artsy-fartsy — art|sy fart|sy [ ,artsi fartsi ] adjective AMERICAN VERY INFORMAL someone who is artsy fartsy is always trying to show how interested they are in art …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern 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 — adjective A frivolous or dismissive description of someone or something that is artistic or pretentiously artistic. See Also: hoity toity, highfalutin …   Wiktionary

  • 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, 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

  • artsy — (adj.) pretentiously artistic, 1902, from arts (see ART (Cf. art) (n.)); originally especially artsy craftsy, with reference to the arts and crafts movement; always more or less dismissive or pejorative; artsy fartsy was in use by 1971 …   Etymology dictionary

  • artsy — adjective Inclined towards the arts; arty. See Also: artsy craftsy, artsy fartsy …   Wiktionary

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