1834, in the meaning defined above
reduplication of Scots & English argle, alteration of argue
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“Argle-bargle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/argle-bargle. Accessed 1 Aug. 2021.
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