What does squabble mean?

Definitions for squabble
ˈskwɒb əlsquab·ble

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bicker, bickering, spat, tiff, squabble, pettifoggery, fussverb

    a quarrel about petty points

  2. quibble, niggle, pettifog, bicker, squabble, brabbleverb

    argue over petty things

    "Let's not quibble over pennies"


  1. squabblenoun

    A minor fight or argument as between children, for example.

    Etymology: Probably of origin, related to dialectal skvabbel, dialectal skvabba, dialectal schwabbeln, dialectal skvappa.

  2. squabbleverb

    To participate in a minor fight or argument.

    The brothers were always squabbling with each other.

    Etymology: Probably of origin, related to dialectal skvabbel, dialectal skvabba, dialectal schwabbeln, dialectal skvappa.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Squabbleverb

    to contend for superiority in an unseemly maner; to scuffle; to struggle; to wrangle; to quarrel

  2. Squabbleverb

    to debate peevishly; to dispute

  3. Squabbleverb

    to disarrange, so that the letters or lines stand awry or are mixed and need careful readjustment; -- said of type that has been set up

  4. Squabblenoun

    a scuffle; a wrangle; a brawl

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Squabble

    skwob′l, v.i. to dispute in a noisy manner: to wrangle.—n. a noisy, petty quarrel: a brawl.—n. Squabb′ler. [Scand., Sw. dial. skvabbel, a dispute.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of squabble in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of squabble in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of squabble in a Sentence

  1. Prof.Salam Al Shereida:

    You'll never find a better squabble partner than challenge.

  2. State John Kerry:

    You can squabble maybe with the choice of words.

  3. Winston Churchill:

    The eagle has ceased to scream, but the parrots will now begin to chatter. The war of the giants is over and the pigmies will now start to squabble.

  4. Jeffrey McCall:

    The establishment media seems unwilling to investigate the story from the standpoint of international relations, but finds it easier to look at gas lines and gas prices, while it is true that there are other news items taking space in the news agenda, this cyberattack has many high impact implications that are missing from the reporting thus far. The media seem more interested in the GOP squabble over Liz Cheney, for example, than this more impactful cyberattack story.

  5. Marie Waldron:

    Californians in fire areas have lost everything, they should not be victimized again because of a political squabble.

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    proceed or issue forth, as from a source
    • A. cleave
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