Definition of argy-bargy noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌɑːdʒi ˈbɑːdʒi//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌɑːrdʒi ˈbɑːrdʒi//
[uncountable, countable] (pl. argy-bargies) (British English, informal)
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noisy disagreement More Like This Reduplicative words airy-fairy, argy-bargy, chit-chat, criss-cross, dilly-dally, harum-scarum, helter-skelter, higgledy-piggledy, hocus-pocus, hoity-toity, hotchpotch, hurly-burly, itty-bitty, mumbo jumbo, mishmash, nitty-gritty, ping-pong, pitter-patter, shilly-shally, teeny-weeny, tittle-tattle, touchy-feely, wishy-washySee worksheet. Word Originlate 19th cent. (originally Scots): rhyming jingle based on argue.