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bicker

noun bick·er \ ˈbi-kər \
Updated on: 16 Nov 2017

Definition of bicker

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

Examples of bicker in a Sentence

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

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Origin and Etymology of bicker

Middle English biker


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bicker

verb

Definition of bicker

bickered; bickering play \ˈbi-k(ə-)riŋ\
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

bickerer

play \-kə-rər\ noun

Examples of bicker in a Sentence

  1. She is always bickering with her mother.

  2. They bickered about how to decorate the room.

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First Known Use of bicker

15th century


BICKER Defined for English Language Learners

bicker

verb

Definition of bicker for English Language Learners

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


BICKER Defined for Kids

bicker

verb bick·er \ ˈbi-kər \

Definition of bicker for Students

bickered; bickering
:to quarrel in an irritating way especially over unimportant things


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