argy-bargy

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Etymology[edit]

Scottish, variant of argle-bargle, presumably from argue +‎ -y (diminutive).[1]

Noun[edit]

argy-bargy (plural argy-bargies)

  1. A verbal argument.
    There was a bit of an argy-bargy over the matter.

Verb[edit]

argy-bargy (third-person singular simple present argy-bargies, present participle argy-bargying, simple past and past participle argy-bargied)

  1. To argue.

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  1. ^ Word Detective 010506