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[ahr-jee] /ˈɑr dʒi/
noun, plural Argies.


or Argy

[ahr-jee] /ˈɑr dʒi/
noun, Chiefly British Slang: Sometimes Disparaging and Offensive.
a term used to refer to an Argentine.
Origin of Argie
Usage note
This nickname is associated with its use in British tabloids in 1982, when Argentina invaded the Falkland Islands, a British colony. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • He does look a bit like a man, and we could Argy with him; but that old man, and that girl—they'll take on so.'

    Fern's Hollow Hesba Stretton
  • Well, Argy as you may, the place don't look the same, now does it?

    Joyce's Investments Fannie E. Newberry
  • I Argy in this way; if a man iz right, he kant be too radikal; if he iz rong, he kant be too consarvatiff.

  • He'd Argy that you c'ud look out for me, seein' as we are chums.

    A Man to His Mate J. Allan Dunn
  • He picked 'em up, and went back into the house to Argy Scripture with the Professor.

  • "Look here, cap'n, let's Argy that matter a little," said Stubbs.

    Facing the World Horatio Alger
  • "Hain't no time to Argy law with you," said the Deacon impatiently.

  • You'll no Argy wi' me that if a man wants to drink, he will drink.

    The Turn of the Road Rutherford Mayne
  • When a Methodis' talks about fallin' from grace he has to Argy the pint.

    The End Of The World Edward Eggleston
  • “Just go and Argy the point with him,” said Hooker, coaxingly.

    Adrift in New York Horatio Alger

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