ar·​gle-bar·​gle ˌär-gəl-ˈbär-gəl How to pronounce argle-bargle (audio)
chiefly British

Examples of argle-bargle in a Sentence

after a lot of argle-bargle even with members of his own party, the prime minister managed to get the measure through parliament

Word History


reduplication of Scots & English argle, alteration of argue

First Known Use

1834, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of argle-bargle was in 1834

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Cite this Entry

“Argle-bargle.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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