artsy fartsy


Overtly interested in art and style, perhaps overly or pretentiously so. I like that café, but it's always packed with artsy-fartsy types talking about their obscure interests.

artsy (fartsy)

mod. obviously or overly artistic; effete. (Mildly offensive.) The decorations were sort of artsy fartsy, but the overall effect was quite nice.
See also: artsy, fartsy
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There is also art for kids on Saturdays with the workshop entitled Artsy Fartsy.
In the early 1990s we also shared a love of men's chunky diver's watches, me because I was an artsy fartsy art student who thought it was entertainingly ironic and she because they were just so damn macho.
What ensues is a funny, appealing cartoon story with lots of opportunities for Aldo's artsy fartsy journaling and doodling.
Seasoned marketing people will tell you that there is much more to developing an effective advertisement than making it look artsy fartsy.
While it may seem artsy fartsy, the girls insist they're not an ironic art installation, which is a shame because they'd probably win next year's Turner Prize for a recent Cast Off meeting, when 50 knitters piled on to a tube carriage and travelled around the Circle line.