squabble

[skwob-uhl]
verb (used without object), squabbled, squabbling.
1.
to engage in a petty quarrel.
verb (used with object), squabbled, squabbling.
2.
Printing. to disarrange and mix (composed type).
noun
3.
a petty quarrel.

Origin:
1595–1605; probably < Scandinavian; compare Swedish dialect skvabbel a quarrel, gossip, Norwegian dialect skvabba to prattle

squabbler, noun
squabblingly, adverb
unsquabbling, adjective


1. quarrel, wrangle, bicker, fight.
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squabble (ˈskwɒbəl)
 
vb
1.  (intr) to quarrel over a small matter
 
n
2.  a petty quarrel
 
[C17: probably of Scandinavian origin; related to Swedish dialect sqvabbel to quarrel]
 
'squabbler
 
n

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squabble
c.1600, probably of imitative origin (cf. dialectal Swedish skvabbel "quarrel," dialectal Ger. schwabbeln "to babble, prattle"). The verb is recorded from c.1600.
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Example sentences
So the next time you are stuck in earshot of squabbling youngsters, try to
  pardon their lack of consideration.
Anyone who has watched toddlers playing and squabbling has surely reached the
  same conclusion about humans.
To eliminate any upfront squabbling, the students had little say in the
  brainstorming process.
Squabbling over common names is not only not taxonomical, it's not even biology.
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