noun, plural argosies.
a large merchant ship, especially one with a rich cargo.
a fleet of such ships.
an opulent supply.

1570–80; earlier ragusy < Italian (nave) ragusea (ship) of Ragusa Unabridged
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argosy (ˈɑːɡəsɪ)
n , pl -sies
archaic, poetic or a large abundantly laden merchant ship, or a fleet of such ships
[C16: from Italian Ragusea (nave) (ship) of Ragusa]

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Word Origin & History

1570s, from It. (nave) Ragusea "(vessel) of Ragusa," a maritime city on the Dalmatian coast of the Adriatic (modern Dubrovnik in Croatia). Their large merchant ships brought rich Eastern goods to 16c. England.
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Example sentences
Within a short time the great argosy, weakened as she was by having her timbers cut away, went to the bottom with her crew.
Argosy offers short day trips rather than week-long excursions.
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