- to argue stubbornly about trifles; wrangle.
- noisy, quarrelsome chatter.
Origin of brabble
First recorded in 1490–1500, brabble is from the Dutch word brabbelen to quarrel, jabber
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Examples from the Web for brabbling
All their debates were pacified by him; he put an end to their brabbling suits at law and wrangling differences.Gargantua and Pantagruel, Complete.
He had his share of brabbling with intricate litigant neighbors; quarrels now and then not to be settled without strokes.History Of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. III. (of XXI.)
- a rare word for squabble
C16: from Middle Dutch brabbelen to jabber
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