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brabble

[brab-uh l] /ˈbræb əl/
verb (used without object), brabbled, brabbling.
1.
to argue stubbornly about trifles; wrangle.
noun
2.
noisy, quarrelsome chatter.
Origin
1490-1500
1490-1500; < Dutch brabbelen to quarrel, jabber
Related forms
brabblement, noun
brabbler, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for brabble

brabble

/ˈbræbəl/
verb, noun
1.
a rare word for squabble
Derived Forms
brabbler, noun
Word Origin
C16: from Middle Dutch brabbelen to jabber
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