squabble Meaning, Definition & Usage
noun a quarrel about petty points
fuss; bicker; pettifoggery; bickering; tiff; spat.
verb argue over petty things
niggle; pettifog; bicker; brabble; quibble.
- Let's not quibble over pennies
Squab"ble intransitive verb
EtymologyCf. dial. Sw.
To contend for superiority in an unseemly maner; to scuffle; to struggle; to wrangle; to quarrel.
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 transitive verb
(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.
A scuffle; a wrangle; a brawl.
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