argy-bargy


ar·gy–bar·gy

noun \ˌär-jē-ˈbär-jē, ˌär-gē-ˈbär-gē\

: an argument or disagreement

Full Definition of ARGY-BARGY

chiefly British
:  a lively discussion :  argument, dispute

Origin of ARGY-BARGY

reduplication of Scots & English dialect argy, alteration of argue
First Known Use: 1887

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