[ ahr-gee-bahr-gee ]
/ ˈɑr giˈbɑr gi /
noun, plural ar·gy-bar·gies. Chiefly British.
a vigorous discussion or dispute.
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Origin of argy-bargy
First recorded in 1595–1605; see origin at argle-bargle
Words nearby argy-bargy
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British Dictionary definitions for argy-bargy
/ (ˈɑːdʒɪˈbɑːdʒɪ) /
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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