argle

argle (v.) 1580s "to argue obstinately," from argue, perhaps by influence of haggle. Reduplicated form argle-bargle (sometimes argy-bargy) "wrangling" is attested from 1872.

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  • Argle — (Argles), Marktflecken u. Hafen in der irischen Provinz Ulster …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • argle — ar·gle …   English syllables

  • argle — ˈärgəl dialect variant of argue …   Useful english dictionary

  • argle-bargle — [är′gəl bär′gəl] n. [Informal or Dial.] ARGY BARGY …   English World dictionary

  • argle-bargle — noun Etymology: reduplication of Scots & English argle, alteration of argue Date: 1872 chiefly British argy bargy …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • argle-bargle — /ahr geuhl bahr geuhl/, n. Chiefly Brit. argy bargy. [1870 75; redupl. of argle, var. of ARGUE] * * * …   Universalium

  • argle-bargle — 1. noun A verbal argument. 2. verb To argue. Last night ye haggled and argle bargled like an apple wife; and then passed me your word, and gave me your hand to back it; and ye ken very well what was the upshot …   Wiktionary

  • argle-bargle — ar•gle bar•gle [[t]ˈɑr gəlˈbɑr gəl[/t]] n. brit. argy bargy • Etymology: 1870–75; redupl. of argle, var. of argue …   From formal English to slang

  • argle-bargle — argument, lively discussion …   English contemporary dictionary

  • argle-bargle — ar·gle bar·gle …   English syllables

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