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n. pl. ar·gy-bar·gies Chiefly British Slang
A lively or disputatious discussion.
[Scots, reduplication of argie, argument, from argue.]
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n, pl -bargies
informal Brit a wrangling argument or verbal dispute. Also called: argle-bargle
[C19: from Scottish, compound based on dialect argle, probably from argue]
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ar•gy-bar•gy(ˈɑr giˈbɑr gi)
n., pl. -gies.
a vigorous or noisy discussion or dispute.
[1595–1605; see argle-bargle]
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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"
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