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1Copious but meaningless talk or writing; waffle.‘bureaucratic argle-bargle’
jargon, unintelligible language, obscure languageView synonyms
- ‘That's the gist of the new national security report, 49 pages of argle-bargle updated from argle-bargle of 2002.’
- ‘The folks on the Nova Roma group are having an argle-bargle about it.’
- ‘I'll spare you the technical argle-bargle.’
2another term for argy-bargy
Early 19th century: reduplication of dialect argle, a late 16th-century alteration of argue.
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