|Origin:||Probably from a Scandinavian language|
They're always squabbling over money.
He's squabbling with the referee.
—squabble noun [countable]WORD FOCUS: argue
a petty squabble
bitter squabbles between employers and unions
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