Meaning of argle-bargle in English:


Pronunciation /ˈɑːɡ(ə)lˌbɑːɡ(ə)l/


mass noun
  • 1Copious but meaningless talk or writing; waffle.

    ‘bureaucratic argle-bargle’
    • ‘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.’
    jargon, unintelligible language, obscure language
  • 2

    another term for argy-bargy


Early 19th century reduplication of dialect argle, a late 16th-century alteration of argue.