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adj. Vulgar
Pretentiously or affectedly artistic.
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And do you know,' Abdul retorted, 'I've never met such an artsy-fartsy, up-hisown-***, whining little gob-*** like you in all my life
Schmidt tries to mingle with the art majors, but even with the politically correct artsy-fartsy intellectuals he seems to be having a hard time being accepted.
Arsenal travel to Hull, your 2017 UK City of Culture - an honour wrestled from the artsy-fartsy clutches of Leicester, the city that gave the world Showaddywaddy.
Even if you're not from the artsy-fartsy community.