argle-bargle

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n argle-bargle a verbal dispute; a wrangling argument
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • argle-bargle To argue obstinately; bandy words; haggle.
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Usage

In literature:

Some of the boys argle-bargle on Sundays, he says, but most of them fight.
"We and the World, Part I" by Juliana Horatia Ewing
There's no good argle-bargling over it, as my mother used to say, I'd do the same again!
"The Strange Cases of Dr. Stanchon" by Josephine Daskam Bacon
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