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argy-bargy

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Pronunciation: /ˌɑːdʒɪˈbɑːdʒi
 
, ˌɑːɡɪˈbɑːɡi
 
/

Definition of argy-bargy in English:

noun (plural argy-bargies)

[mass noun] informal , chiefly British
Noisy quarrelling or wrangling: a bit of argy-bargy between actor and director [count noun]: an argy-bargy over the price
More example sentences
  • Yesterday, Sal had a wobbly moment at school that Flynn hadn't previously been aware of; he soon realises that it came straight after their bit of argy-bargy in the diner.
  • There's nothing like getting involved in a bit of argy-bargy to take your mind off the fact that you haven't moved in 20 minutes.
  • There was a bit of argy-bargy in the scrum, but nothing worth reading too much into.

Origin

late 19th century (originally Scots): rhyming jingle based on argue.

Words that rhyme with argy-bargy

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