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Related to argle-bargle: jiggery-pokery


another word for argy-bargy
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(ˈɑr giˈbɑr gi)

n., pl. -gies.
a vigorous or noisy discussion or dispute.
[1595–1605; see argle-bargle]
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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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