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1 definition by E.L. Symons

 
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An adjective describing that which is flaky, pretentious or superficial, specifically in relation to art and culture; can either denote an artistic object or a person (i.e. one practicing or claiming to practice an art form). Originally used homophobically, in which sense it is synonymous with art fag.
I don't understand what my son does, it's so artsy-fartsy.

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Ken called himself a painter just because he was the artsy-fartsy one in highschool.
by E.L. Symons March 28, 2006