Definition of rue-bargain in English:

rue-bargain

noun

Irish English, English Regional, United States Regional, Scottish, Northern
  • An act of going back on an arrangement; a bargain, agreement, or promise that one party regrets or reneges on; a bad bargain.

Origin

Mid 17th century; earliest use found in George Daniel (1616–1657), poet. From rue + bargain.

Pronunciation

rue-bargain

/ˈruːbɑːɡ(ɪ)n/