artsy fartsy

artsy-fartsy

[ahrt-see-fahrt-see]
adjective Slang: Vulgar.
Also, arty-farty [ahr-tee-fahr-tee] .


Origin:
1975–1980; rhyming compound from art1, fart, -sy

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artsy (fartsy) definition


  1. mod.
    obviously or overly artistic; effete. (Mildly offensive.) : The decorations were sort of artsy fartsy, but the overall effect was quite nice.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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