argy-bargy

noun
ar·​gy-bar·​gy | \ ˌär-jē-ˈbär-jē How to pronounce argy-bargy (audio) , ˌär-gē-ˈbär-gē How to pronounce argy-bargy (audio) \

Definition of argy-bargy

chiefly British
: a lively discussion : argument, dispute

First Known Use of argy-bargy

1839, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for argy-bargy

reduplication of Scots & English dialect argy, alteration of argue

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argy-bargy

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English Language Learners Definition of argy-bargy

British, informal : an argument or disagreement

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