Definitions for: Bicker


[n] petty quarrel
[v] argue over petty things; "Let's not quibble over pennies"



Webster (1913) Definition: Bick"er, n. [See Beaker.]
A small wooden vessel made of staves and hoops, like a tub.
[Prov. Eng.]


Bick"er, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Bickered; p. pr. & vb.
n. Bickering.] [OE. bikeren, perh. fr. Celtic; cf. W. bicra
to fight, bicker, bicre conflict, skirmish; perh. akin to E.
beak.]
1. To skirmish; to exchange blows; to fight. [Obs.]

Two eagles had a conflict, and bickered together.
--Holland.

2. To contend in petulant altercation; to wrangle.

Petty things about which men cark and bicker.
--Barrow.

3. To move quickly and unsteadily, or with a pattering noise;
to quiver; to be tremulous, like flame.

They [streamlets] bickered through the sunny shade.
--Thomson.


Bick"er, n.
1. A skirmish; an encounter. [Obs.]

2. A fight with stones between two parties of boys. [Scot.]
--Jamieson.

3. A wrangle; also, a noise,, as in angry contention.

Synonyms: bickering, brabble, fuss, niggle, pettifog, quibble, spat, squabble, squabble, tiff

See Also: argue, contend, debate, dustup, fence, quarrel, row, run-in, words, wrangle

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