noun, plural ar·gy-bar·gies. Chiefly British.

a vigorous discussion or dispute.

Origin of argy-bargy

First recorded in 1595–1605; see origin at argle-bargle Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for argy-bargy



noun plural -bargies

British informal a wrangling argument or verbal disputeAlso called: argle-bargle

Word Origin for argy-bargy

C19: from Scottish, compound based on dialect argle, probably from argue
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