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Date: 1600-1700
Origin: Probably from a Scandinavian language

squabble

verb
     
squab‧ble [intransitive]
to argue about something unimportant [= quarrel]
squabble over/about
They're always squabbling over money.
squabble with
He's squabbling with the referee.
squabble noun [countable]
a petty squabble
bitter squabbles between employers and unions
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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