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[ahr-gyuh-fahy] /ˈɑr gyəˌfaɪ/
verb (used with or without object), argufied, argufying.
Chiefly South Midland and Southern U.S. to argue, dispute, or wrangle.
Origin of argufy
First recorded in 1745-55; argue + -fy
Related forms
argufier, noun Unabridged
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  • You're here to dig the hole where mademoiselle chooses; not to argufy.

    White Lies Charles Reade
  • For what skill had I to argufy with a man of such infinite parts?

    The Ladies E. Barrington
  • It's argufy here and argufy there, an' while yer at that, me an' the rest av us is squeezin' the fun out o' life.

    Romany of the Snows Gilbert Parker
  • It ain't in me to argufy wi' 'ee, and, maybe, tear both our hearts.

    The Soul of Susan Yellam

    Horace Annesley Vachell
  • "Miss Prue and her pa do argufy to beat the band," Nancy remarked to Jenny the cook as she waited for hot cakes.

    The Little Red Chimney Mary Finley Leonard
  • He locks them up in the barracks where they used to argufy and makes them jump out of the windows.

    The Napoleon of the People Honore de Balzac
British Dictionary definitions for argufy


verb -fies, -fying, -fied
(facetious or dialect) to argue or quarrel, esp over something trivial
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Word Origin and History for argufy

1751, colloquial, from argue + -fy.

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