Definition of Argle-bargle

1. Noun. A verbal dispute; a wrangling argument.




Definition of Argle-bargle

1. Noun. (slang) A verbal argument. ¹

2. Verb. (slang) To argue. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Argle-bargle

arginine succinyltransferase
arginine vasopressin
arginine vasotocin
arginines
argininosuccinase
argininosuccinate lyase
argininosuccinate synthase
argininosuccinic acid
argininosuccinic aciduria
arginyl
arginyllysine esteropeptidase
arginyls
argipressin
argive
argle
argle-bargle (current term)
argle-bargled
argle-bargling
argled
argles
argling
argo
argoile
argol
argoletier
argoletiers
argols
argon
argon-36
argon-38

Literary usage of Argle-bargle

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1. Retrospects by William Angus Knight (1904)
"Well, that's a good phrase, but it's not true, as regards metaphysics and the metaphysicians, They argle-bargle, I say ; they chatter, I say ; and they're ..."

2. An Etymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language: To which is Prefixed, a by John Jamieson (1887)
"... Jamieson suggested ; but argle- bargle and all its varieties illustrate the Scottish tendency to drop or change the liquids in words that are much asea. ..."

3. The Quarterly Review by John Gibson Lockhart, George Walter Prothero, William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, Baron Rowland Edmund Prothero Ernle, Sir William Smith (1907)
"... or argle- bargle, ' to argue, bandy words'; chim-cham, ' to talk in a long-winded style, to beat about the bush'; easy-osie, ' easy-going'; flim-flam, ..."

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