bicker, bickering, spat, tiff, squabble, pettifoggery, fussverb
a quarrel about petty points
quibble, niggle, pettifog, bicker, squabble, brabbleverb
argue over petty things
"Let's not quibble over pennies"
To quarrel in a tiresome, insulting manner.
They bickered about dinner every evening.
Etymology: bikeren ‘to attack’, from bicken ‘to stab, attack’ (modern bikken ‘to hack’), from bikjanan (compare Old English becca ‘pickax’, German picken ‘to peck, pick at’, Old Norse bikkja ‘to plunge into water’), from bʰeg- ‘to smash, break’.
a small wooden vessel made of staves and hoops, like a tub
to skirmish; to exchange blows; to fight
to contend in petulant altercation; to wrangle
to move quickly and unsteadily, or with a pattering noise; to quiver; to be tremulous, like flame
a skirmish; an encounter
a fight with stones between two parties of boys
a wrangle; also, a noise,, as in angry contention
Bicker is a village in the Borough of Boston, Lincolnshire, England. It is situated approximately 9 miles west-south-west from Boston, and on the A52 road.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
bik′ėr, v.i. to contend in a petty way: to quiver: to move quickly and tremulously, as running water.—n. a fight, a quarrel: a clattering noise: a short run.—n. Bick′erment (Spens.), bickering, strife. [Acc. to Skeat, bicker = pick-er, or peck-er, to peck repeatedly with the beak.]
bik′ėr, n. a bowl for holding liquor, esp. of wood: a vessel made of wooden staves for holding porridge. [Scot. form of Beaker.]
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
A flat bowl or basin for containing liquors, formerly made of wood, but in later times of other substances. Thus Butler: "And into pikes, and musqueteers, Stamp beakers, cups, and porringers."
Military Dictionary and Gazetteer
A word formerly used in the sense of to skirmish; to fight off and on; to make repeated attacks.
Argue about petty or non-important issues.
Don't bicker about the same issue again, instead try to find a practical solution.
The numerical value of bicker in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of bicker in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
This isn't to say we don't bicker, because we do, but we know each other well enough to know a bickering moment is not a reflection of our commitment.
You’re not even gon na bicker a little bit. . . Jew us down ? you’re not even gon na blink an eye ?
To my friends, and, yes, I do mean friends -- in the loyal opposition and, yes, I mean loyal -- I put out my hand... The American people await action. They didn't send us here to bicker. They ask us to rise above the merely partisan. ' In crucial things, unity' -- and this, my friends, is crucial.
The child gets two confusing messages when a parent tells him which is the right fork to use, and then proceeds to use the wrong one. So does the child who listens to parents bicker and fuss, yet is told to be nice to his brothers and sisters.
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