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arty-fartyadjective

uk   /ˌɑː.tiˈfɑː.ti/  us   /ˌɑːr.t̬iˈfɑːr.t̬i/ UK very informal disapproving (US artsy-fartsy, us   /ˌɑːrt.siˈfart.si/ uk   )
trying too hard to make other ​peopleadmireyourartisticknowledge or ​ability: Phil and his arty-farty ​friends
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in Chinese (Simplified) 附庸风雅的, 装作爱好艺术的…
in Chinese (Traditional) 附庸風雅的, 裝作愛好藝術的…
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