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Argy Bargy

Posted by James Briggs on November 04, 2003

In Reply to: Argy Bargy posted by dorothy on November 04, 2003

: In a message from an English friend:
: Since that moment, much of the argy bargy in the struggles for power in the UK have been in the cause of Catholic v Protestant rule.
: What does it mean?

It's rhyming slang. 'Argy' is short for 'argument'. 'Bargy' is a made up word to rhyme with 'argy'. The whole thing simply means argument, confrontation, etc.