argle-bargle


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argle-bargle

(ˌɑːɡəlˈbɑːɡəl)
n
another word for argy-bargy

ar•gy-bar•gy

(ˈɑr giˈbɑr gi)

n., pl. -gies.
a vigorous or noisy discussion or dispute.
[1595–1605; see argle-bargle]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.argle-bargle - a verbal disputeargle-bargle - a verbal dispute; a wrangling argument
contestation, controversy, disceptation, arguing, argument, contention, disputation, tilt - a contentious speech act; a dispute where there is strong disagreement; "they were involved in a violent argument"
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
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Downstairs, I could hear Jackie talking and Louise 'answering' in her argle-bargle baby talk.
As I have said, the real rationale of today's opinion, whatever disappearing trail of its legalistic argle-bargle one chooses to follow, is that DOMA is motivated by '"bare .
To write about how and when and what I started to read, the atmosphere and the presence and the scent of books, and the argle-bargle about them would be de trop.