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[brab-uh l]Obsolete
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verb (used without object), brab·bled, brab·bling.
  1. to argue stubbornly about trifles; wrangle.
  1. noisy, quarrelsome chatter.

Origin of brabble

First recorded in 1490–1500, brabble is from the Dutch word brabbelen to quarrel, jabber
Related formsbrab·ble·ment, nounbrab·bler, noun
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Examples from the Web for brabble

Historical Examples

  • But now Patricia confessed to a restless longing for the sight of city streets and the brabble of city noises.

    The Honorable Senator Sage-Brush

    Francis Lynde

British Dictionary definitions for brabble


verb, noun
  1. a rare word for squabble
Derived Formsbrabbler, noun

Word Origin

C16: from Middle Dutch brabbelen to jabber
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