verb (used without object)
- bichromate process,
- bicipital rib,
- bickerstaff, isaac,
Origin of bicker1
Origin of bicker2
Examples from the Web for bicker
All we think old people do is bicker about how different you are.
They bicker and backstab and yell—and there is quite a bit of yelling.Why ‘It’s Always Sunny’ Is Funny: An Examination of Scenes, Stripped of Context|Caitlin Dickson|November 10, 2013|DAILY BEAST
And it must get us to root for survivors who often bicker or self-sabotage when we just want them to move forward.‘The Walking Dead’: Season 4 Premiere Reminds Us Why We Love This Show|Melissa Leon|October 14, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The purpose of a campaign, after all, is to bicker about economic conditions and government actions.
A pair of student leaders sit inches away from each other and bicker about the region Telangana becoming a separate state.
Devil take the cause of the bicker: enough that they were at sulks.A Christmas Garland|Max Beerbohm
Bicker and Meacock exchanged humorous history by the engine bunkers, in holiday mood.
Among the passions of this literary "bicker," which Scott allowed to amuse him, was Davie Deans conceived.The Heart of Mid-Lothian, Vol. 1., Illustrated|Sir Walter Scott
There was no genuine fighting; it was like a bicker of schoolboys, only some fool had given the children guns.In the South Seas|Robert Louis Stevenson
Bicker, the editor, instead of reviewing his admired literature in his journal, lengthened breakfast by doing so there viva voce.
- (esp of a stream) to run quickly
- to flicker; glitter
Word Origin for bicker
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.