Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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ARGIE, ARGY, v. and n. [′ɑrgi]

1. v. To argue, gen. in a contentious or noisy fashion. Gen.Sc. Gsw. 1911 H. Brighouse The Price of Coal 34:
Next ye'll be argying whit's tae go on his gravestane.

2. n. Assertion. Gen.Sc. n.Sc. 1808 Jam.:
He is said to keep to his ain argie, who, whatever be said to the contrary, still repeats what he has formerly asserted.

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