Definitions starting with A

ID #1089


/ági/ (Gen.); áhgi (Andros); áygi (Exuma); hági (Eleu.)/ [cf. Scots idem CSD, US dial. Mid., South idem DARE] v. to argue (with): 1954 Don't argee me! (Crowley 222). Every little thing you gotty argie for! (Nassau). (Black)

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Last update: 2010-08-23 00:46
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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Comment of Rameka Rolle:
When I asked about this word the respondant who is 56 and from Exuma stated this word meant to argue. However, it was occasionally used to express that a person gave up. "Argie up on yall chillen, yinna too hard-headed."
Added at: 2014-03-10 01:51