After weeks of bickering, a debt-deal framework emerges in the final hours with major influences from the Tea Party evident.
Joy Woodhouse calls in to tell her bickering boys Brad and Dallas to “get this out of your system” before Christmas.
Prince, Paris, and Blanket are likely getting earfuls of their relatives' bickering.
Michael Wolff, Vanity Fair columnist and founder of Newser, and Jonathan Alter, senior editor of Newsweek, were bickering.
You know the old problem: Political discussion just breaks down into bickering and fighting instead of solving.
Bridge players appear to me to be far too engrossed in bickering and fault-finding to worry about immorality and laxity.
The Mongol sank back to his place among the furs, and the bickering was continued.
Van Rensselaer forgot his bickering with General Smyth and sent him urgent word to hasten to the rescue.
She hated to hear us arguing and bickering as was generally our way when we met.
There was no open quarrel, though there was a vast deal of secret animosity and bickering.
early 14c., bikere, "to skirmish, fight," perhaps from Middle Dutch bicken "to slash, stab, attack," + -er, Middle English frequentative suffix. Meaning "to quarrel" is from mid-15c. Related: Bickered; bickering.
c.1300, skirmish, battle; from the same source as bicker (v.). In modern use, often to describe the sound of a flight of an arrow or other repeated, loud, rapid sounds, in which sense it is perhaps at least partly echoic.