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Date: 1200-1300
Language: Middle Dutch
Origin: bicken 'to attack'

bicker

verb
     
bick‧er [intransitive]
to argue, especially about something very unimportant:
I wish you two would stop bickering.
bicker about/over
They kept bickering over who should answer the phone.
bickering noun [uncountable]
WORD FOCUS: argue WORD FOCUS: argue
synonyms: fight, quarrel, have a row British English

to argue about unimportant things: squabble, bicker, quibble

to stop arguing: bury the hatchet, settle your differences, make your peace with somebody, make it up (used about friends or lovers)


See also
argue

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