from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Chiefly British Slang A lively or disputatious discussion.
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- n. A verbal argument.
- v. To argue.
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- n. a verbal dispute; a wrangling argument
Scots, reduplication of argie, argument, from argue.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
It has been suggested that the term derives from the Scottish argle-bargle. (Wiktionary)