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argy-bargy

[ahr-gee-bahr-gee] /ˈɑr giˈbɑr gi/
noun, plural argy-bargies. Chiefly British
1.
a vigorous discussion or dispute.
Origin
1595-1605
1595-1605; see argle-bargle
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argy-bargy

/ˈɑːdʒɪˈbɑːdʒɪ/
noun (pl) -bargies
1.
(Brit, informal) a wrangling argument or verbal dispute Also called argle-bargle
Word Origin
C19: from Scottish, compound based on dialect argle, probably from argue
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