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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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