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bickering

noun bick·er·ing \ ˈbi-k(ə-)riŋ \
Updated on: 17 Nov 2017

Definition of bickering

: petty and petulant quarreling especially when prolonged or habitual
  • … said his own bosses, through their persistent bickering, had made his job practically impossible.
  • —Ronald Scott
; alsoplural : instances of such quarreling
  • was tired of listening to their endless bickerings

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First Known Use of bickering

1573


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bickering

adjective

Definition of bickering

: engaging in or characterized by petty and petulant quarreling
  • a bickering couple
  • bickering politicians

First Known Use of bickering

1811



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