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arty-farty

Pretentious or haughty. Use of this phrase usually indicates the speaker's annoyance. Primarily heard in UK. I'm sorry, honey, but I'd rather go to a ball game then be dragged to another arty-farty lecture.
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This had led to pre-match concern that some of the spite might have been removed from this fixture, that the malice of the Patrick Vieira-Roy Keane era might have been replaced by artyfarty fare Wenger has flagged up for the footballing purists.
A bit too artyfarty for most people, there are some scenes that made me laugh out loud.
He said: "Graphic designers, artists, and artyfarty types looking back on the punk era and who appreciate the artwork of the time seem to be the main buyers.
Being artyfarty types, the Le Bas collective reckon this is a top excuse to allow cobwebs to over hang their hallways and halfeaten roast chickens to rot in their kitchen.
From the title, I thought this was going to be something artyfarty - maybe referring to the colour of the sea where Picasso painted.