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argle-bargle Syllabification: ar·gle-bar·gle
Pronunciation: /ˌärɡəl ˈbärɡəl/

Definition of argle-bargle in English:


informal, chiefly British
1Copious but meaningless talk or writing; nonsense: bureaucratic argle-bargle
More example sentences
  • That's the gist of the new national security report, 49 pages of argle-bargle updated from argle-bargle of 2002.
  • The folks on the Nova Roma group are having an argle-bargle about it.
  • I'll spare you the technical argle-bargle.
2 another term for argy-bargy.


Early 19th century: reduplication of dialect argle, a late 16th-century alteration of argue.

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