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bicker

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noun bick·er \ˈbi-kər\

Definition of BICKER

1
:  petulant quarreling :  altercation
2
:  a sound of or as if of bickering

Examples of BICKER

  1. <after a prolonged bicker, they finally managed to find a movie that both of them were interested in seeing>

Origin of BICKER

Middle English biker
First Known Use: 14th century

2bicker

verb

: to argue in a way that is annoying about things that are not important

bick·eredbick·er·ing \ˈbi-k(ə-)riŋ\

Full Definition of BICKER

intransitive verb
1
:  to engage in a petulant or petty quarrel <bickering over money>
2
a :  to move with a rapidly repeated noise <a bickering stream>
b :  quiver, flicker
bick·er·er \-kə-rər\ noun

Examples of BICKER

  1. She is always bickering with her mother.
  2. They bickered about how to decorate the room.

First Known Use of BICKER

15th century

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