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culture vulture

noun, Slang.
1.
a person with an excessive or pretentious interest in the arts.
Origin
1945-1950
1945-50
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British Dictionary definitions for culture-vulture

culture vulture

noun
1.
(informal) a person considered to be excessively, and often pretentiously, interested in the arts
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Slang definitions & phrases for culture-vulture

culture vulture

noun phrase

An enthusiastic devotee of the arts and of intellectual pursuits, esp a pretentious one: Culture vultures to the contrary, there is more integrity to the guy (1940+)


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Idioms and Phrases with culture-vulture

culture vulture

An individual with a consuming or excessive interest in the arts. For example, A relentless culture vulture, she dragged her children to every museum in town. This slangy term may have been originated by Ogden Nash, who wrote: “There is a vulture Who circles above The carcass of culture” (Free Wheeling, 1931). [ 1940s ]
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