argle-bargle

noun

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

Word History

Etymology

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/argle-bargle. Accessed 6 Dec. 2022.

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