from The Century Dictionary.
- noun One who argues or argufies.
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- noun One who
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There was a guy who was foreman of the jury that time who said I had it all over Mr. Erbstein as an argufier and that my arguments made his look like ten cents.
A Thousand and One Afternoons in Chicago Ben Hecht 1929
But, if the Agnostic really believes what he says, the "dreadful consequence" argufier (consistently, I admit, with his own principles) virtually asks him to abstain from telling the truth, or to say what he believes to be untrue, because of the supposed injurious consequences to morality.
Collected Essays, Volume V Science and Christian Tradition: Essays Thomas Henry Huxley 1860
But, if the Agnostic really believes what he says, the "dreadful consequence" argufier
Lectures and Essays Thomas Henry Huxley 1860
"The interest," he said, "of this figure is not in the modelling, which is good, but because it represents Johnson as he was, in the eye of the crowd of his day; who looked on him, not as the writer, but as the grand _argufier_ and layer-down of the law, the 'settler' of any knotty point whatever; with them the Doctor could decide anything.
John Forster Percy Hethrington Fitzgerald 1879