Definitions for: Squabble


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



Webster (1913) Definition: Squab"ble, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Squabbled; p. pr. &
vb. n. Squabbling.] [Cf. dial. Sw. skvabbel a dispute,
skvappa to chide.]
1. To contend for superiority in an unseemly maner; to
scuffle; to struggle; to wrangle; to quarrel.

2. To debate peevishly; to dispute.

The sense of these propositions is very plain,
though logicians might squabble a whole day whether
they should rank them under negative or affirmative.
--I. Watts.

Syn: To dispute; contend; scuffle; wrangle; quarrel;
struggle.


Squab"ble, v. t. (Print.)
To disarrange, so that the letters or lines stand awry or are
mixed and need careful readjustment; -- said of type that has
been set up.


Squab"ble, n.
A scuffle; a wrangle; a brawl.

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

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

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