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1bicker

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
BICKER Defined for Kids

bicker

verb bick·er \ˈbi-kər\
bick·eredbick·er·ing

Definition of BICKER for Kids

:  to quarrel in an irritating way especially over unimportant things

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