Chiefly South Midland and Southern U.S. to , dispute, or wrangle.
It’s argufy here and argufy there, an’ while yer at that, me an’ the rest av us is squeezin’ the fun out o’ life.
Romany of the Snows Gilbert Parker
For what skill had I to argufy with a man of such infinite parts?
The Ladies E. Barrington
You’re here to dig the hole where mademoiselle chooses; not to argufy.
White Lies Charles Reade
It ain’t in me to argufy wi’ ‘ee, and, maybe, tear both our hearts.
The Soul of Susan Yellam Horace Annesley Vachell
“Miss Prue and her pa do argufy to beat the band,” Nancy remarked to Jenny the cook as she waited for hot cakes.
The Little Red Chimney Mary Finley Leonard
He locks them up in the barracks where they used to argufy and makes them jump out of the windows.
The Napoleon of the People Honore de Balzac
verb -fies, -fying, -fied
(facetious or dialect) to argue or quarrel, esp over something trivial
1751, colloquial, from argue + -fy.
to present reasons for or against a thing: He argued in favor of capital punishment. to contend in oral disagreement; dispute: The senator argued with the president about the new tax bill. to state the reasons for or against: The lawyers argued the case. to maintain in reasoning: to argue that the news report must […]
an oral disagreement; verbal opposition; contention; altercation: a violent argument. a discussion involving differing points of view; debate: They were deeply involved in an argument about inflation. a process of reasoning; series of reasons: I couldn’t follow his argument. a statement, reason, or fact for or against a point: This is a strong argument in […]
- Argument from design
. the argument for the existence of God based on the assumption that order in the universe implies an orderer and cannot be a natural feature of the universe. noun another name for teleological argument noun (philosophy) the argument purporting to prove the existence of God from empirical facts, the premise being that the universe […]
(def 3). Historical Examples It is incomprehensible; or, as St. Paul says, the argumentum non apparentium. What is Property? P. J. Proudhon It is an ‘argumentum ad ignorantiam’—take this explanation or be ignorant. The Origin of Species Thomas H. Huxley But this, I suppose, is the argumentum ad gubernatorem—to frighten the governor. The History of […]