adjective art·sy–fart·sy \¦ärt-sē-¦färt-sē\

Definition of artsy–fartsy

chiefly US, informal + disparaging

  1. :  pretentiously artistic :  arty On the surface, it seems to be the year of bigger, more audience-friendly pictures, the triumph of the Hollywood majors over the artsy-fartsy indies. — Timothy M. Gray, Variety, 7 Mar. 2010

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Origin and Etymology of artsy–fartsy

rhyming compound based on artsy and 1fart

First Known Use: 1962

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feeling or affected by lethargy

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