Definition of argufy in English:


Pronunciation /ˈärɡyəˌfī/ /ˈɑrɡjəˌfaɪ/

intransitive verbargufies, argufying, argufied

[no object]humorous, dialect
  • Argue or quarrel, typically about something trivial.

    ‘It won't do to argufy, I tell you’
    • ‘Men amused themselves in the mess by argufying sometimes about any silly subject.’
    • ‘But there was something more than teenage argufying going on here.’
    • ‘They started to argufy but nobody remembered how many cans there were at the very beginning.’
    • ‘The other day they got their heads together, and wanted me to do something, and I refused flatly, and they begged, and entreated, and argufied, till I made them all get down on their knees and ask me.’
    • ‘By any standard his Collected Poems of 1986 is a major achievement, and as religious as R.S. but accepting rather than argufying.’
    quarrel, disagree, row, squabble, bicker, fight, wrangle, dispute, feud, have a row, bandy words, have words, cross swords, lock horns, be at each other's throats


Late 17th century fanciful formation from argue; compare with speechify.



/ˈärɡyəˌfī/ /ˈɑrɡjəˌfaɪ/