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argosy

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noun ar·go·sy \ˈär-gə-sē\

Definition of argosy

plural ar·go·sies

  1. 1 :  a large ship; especially :  a large merchant ship <three of your argosies are … come to harbor — Shakespeare>

  2. 2 :  a fleet of ships

  3. 3 :  a rich supply <an argosy of railway folklore — F. P. Donovan>



Examples of argosy

  1. <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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