Definition of art-for-arter in English:

art-for-arter

noun

  • = art-for-art's-saker.

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in Mrs. Humphry Ward (1851–1920), novelist, philanthropist, and political lobbyist. From art for art + -er.

Pronunciation

art-for-arter

/ˌɑːtfəˈɑːtə/