Definitions for quibbleˈkwɪb əl
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
quib•bleˈkwɪb əl(n.; v.)-bled, -bling.
(n.)a petty or carping criticism.
an instance of the use of ambiguous, deceptive, or irrelevant language or arguments to evade a point at issue.
(v.i.)to argue or complain about trivial matters; bicker, carp, or cavil.
to use evasive or ambiguous language; equivocate.
Origin of quibble:
1605–15; perh. der. (cf. -le ) of quib gibe, appar. akin to quip
quibble, quiddity, cavil(verb)
an evasion of the point of an argument by raising irrelevant distinctions or objections
evade the truth of a point or question by raising irrelevant objections
quibble, niggle, pettifog, bicker, squabble, brabble(verb)
argue over petty things
"Let's not quibble over pennies"
A trivial or minor complaint, objection or argument.
I have a quibble with the management practice of declaring everything urgent.
To complain or argue in a trivial or petty manner.
They are constantly quibbling over insignificant details.
a shift or turn from the point in question; a trifling or evasive distinction; an evasion; a cavil
a pun; a low conceit
to evade the point in question by artifice, play upon words, caviling, or by raising any insignificant or impertinent question or point; to trifle in argument or discourse; to equivocate
to pun; to practice punning