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.
late 19th century (originally Scots): rhyming jingle based on argue.
Definition of argy-bargy in:
- The US English dictionary