Pronounced: ig-ZIG-you-us (alt: ik-SIG-you-us), adj

Notes: I was quite mistaken as to this word’s meaning

Yesterday’s word

The word argle-bargle means

  • a vigorous discussion or noisy dispute
  • nonsense
First usage

Our word came into English in the mid-1800s

Background / Comments

I wonder if this word has mutated further; I have heard people use the phrase “argie-bargie” with exactly the same meaning – however, I have not run across our word. The word argle is an alteration of “argue” and then reduplication occurred, resulting in our argle-bargle.

Published by Richard

Christian, lover-of-knowledge, Texan, and other things.

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