- a large ship, esp. a merchant ship
- a fleet of such ships
Origin of argosyearlier ragusy ; from Italian (nave) Ragusea, (vessel of) Ragusa (in Croatia); spelling, spelled influenced, influence by the Argo
- Nautical a. A large merchant ship.b. A fleet of ships.
- A rich source or supply: an argosy of adventure lore.
Origin of argosyAlteration of obsolete ragusye, from Italian ragusea, vessel of Ragusa (Dubrovnik).
- Popular anglicism of the Argonautika of Apollonios Rhodios.