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noun ar·gle–bar·gle \ˌär-gəl-ˈbär-gəl\

Definition of argle–bargle

chiefly British

  1. :  argy-bargy

Origin and Etymology of argle–bargle

reduplication of Scots & English argle, alteration of argue

First Known Use: 1872

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