Definition of argosy
1 : a large ship; especially : a large merchant ship <three of your argosies are … come to harbor — Shakespeare>
2 : a fleet of ships
3 : a rich supply <an argosy of railway folklore — F. P. Donovan>
Examples of argosy
<a book that is an argosy of stories and legends about the golden age of Hollywood>
Origin of argosy
modification of Italian ragusea Ragusan vessel, from Ragusa, Dalmatia (now Dubrovnik, Croatia)
First Known Use: 1581
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