argle-bargle

noun
ar·​gle-bar·​gle | \ ˌär-gəl-ˈbär-gəl How to pronounce argle-bargle (audio) \

Definition of argle-bargle

chiefly British

First Known Use of argle-bargle

1834, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for argle-bargle

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 12 Aug. 2020.

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