artfag

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

art +‎ fag

Noun[edit]

artfag (plural artfags)

  1. (slang, vulgar, derogatory) A pretentious artist or person interested in the arts.
    • 1997, Jeffrey DeShell, S & M, FC2 (1997), ISBN 1573660248, page 136:
      [] I was still really horny but my lust wasn't directed at anyone in particular it was sort of a generalized desire maybe my standards were too high but after a while the thought of fucking another one of those stuck up pomo boho artfags really turned my stomach []
    • 2004, Garth Stein, How Evan Broke His Head and Other Secrets, Soho Press (2004), ISBN 1569473900, unnumbered page:
      “Someone posted on the Internet that Tom Waits was showing up. I guess they all figure if Tom Waits shows, Jim Jarmusch might show because he's shooting a film in Portland, and they figure if Jim Jarmusch shows, Johnny Depp can't be too far behind. So, therefore, you get all these loser artfags going to a see a band they've never heard of before tonight.”
    • 2011, Stacy Pershall, Loud in the House of Myself: Memoir of a Strange Girl, W. W. Norton & Company (2011), ISBN 9780393066920, page 107:
      As I popped open the blister packs, I thought of all the other things I could be doing: writing a story, reading a story, dancing with the artfags, protesting something.

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