noun, plural ar·go·sies.
Origin of argosy
Examples from the Web for argosy
To her, Bill would not merely be the proprietor and chief passenger of this argosy, but the captain, as well.Good References|E. J. Rath
The Argosy has been so good this year I must have it another; enclosed is $1.75.
How the news of this argosy flew even to towns a day's journey up from the coast!
"I haven't much idea the Argosy is read in foreign capitals," Jeff felt bound to assure her.The Prisoner|Alice Brown
I cannot be happier away from you; tis richer than an argosy of pearls.Life of John Keats|William Michael Rossetti
British Dictionary definitions for argosy
noun plural -sies
Word Origin for argosy
Word Origin and History for argosy
1570s, from Italian (nave) Ragusea "(vessel) of Ragusa," maritime city on the Dalmatian coast of the Adriatic (modern Dubrovnik in Croatia). Their large merchant ships brought rich Eastern goods to 16c. England. The city name sometimes was Aragouse or Arragosa in 16c. English.