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argal

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[ ahr-guhl ]
/ ˈɑr gəl /
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noun

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Definition for argal (2 of 2)

argal2
[ ahr-guhl ]
/ ˈɑr gəl /

conjunction, adverb Literary.

therefore: used facetiously to indicate that the reasoning that had gone before or the conclusion that follows is specious or absurd.

Origin of argal

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First recorded in 1595–1605; probably representing a popular Early Modern English pronunciation of Latin ergō, with ĕr becoming lowered toar by the 17th century, the laxing of ō, and excrescent l; see ergo
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British Dictionary definitions for argal

argal
/ (ˈɑːɡəl) /

noun

another name for argol
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