Bicker



to engage in petulant or peevish argument; wrangle:
The two were always bickering.
to run rapidly; move quickly; rush; hurry:
a stream bickering down the valley.
to flicker; glitter:
The sun bickered through the trees.
an angry, petty dispute or quarrel; contention.
any wooden dish or bowl, especially a wooden porridge bowl.
Obsolete. a wooden drinking cup.
Contemporary Examples

10 Live TV Brawls (VIDEO) Christy Khoshaba July 14, 2012
‘The Walking Dead’: Season 4 Premiere Reminds Us Why We Love This Show Melissa Leon October 13, 2013
Jamie Foxx: Get Over the Black ‘Annie’ Stereo Williams December 19, 2014
New Twists in Hopper Divorce Jacob Bernstein June 6, 2010
Who’s the Candidate of Small Business? Megan McArdle October 24, 2012

Historical Examples

The Career of Katherine Bush Elinor Glyn
Paul and the Printing Press Sara Ware Bassett
In a Little Town Rupert Hughes
Old Taverns of New York William Harrison Bayles
Boys of The Fort Ralph Bonehill

verb (intransitive)
to argue over petty matters; squabble
(poetic)

(esp of a stream) to run quickly
to flicker; glitter

noun
a petty squabble
v.
n.

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