argy-bargy

noun ar·gy-bar·gy \ ˌär-jē-ˈbär-jē , ˌär-gē-ˈbär-gē \

Definition of argy-bargy

chiefly British
: a lively discussion : argument, dispute

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Origin and Etymology of argy-bargy

reduplication of Scots & English dialect argy, alteration of argue


ARGY-BARGY Defined for English Language Learners

argy-bargy

Definition of argy-bargy for English Language Learners

  • : an argument or disagreement


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good-natured ridicule

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