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bicker

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[ bik-er ]
/ ˈbɪk ər /
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verb (used without object)

to engage in petulant or peevish argument; wrangle: The two were always bickering.
to run rapidly; move quickly; rush; hurry: a stream bickering down the valley.
to flicker; glitter: The sun bickered through the trees.

noun

an angry, petty dispute or quarrel; contention.

RELATED WORDS

squabble, disagree, wrangle, quibble, spar, quarrel, cavil, tiff, scrap, dig, scrape, fight, caterwaul, hassle, brawl, row, spat, dispute, altercate

Nearby words

bichromate process, bichrome, bicipital, bicipital rib, bick-iron, bicker, bickering, bickerstaff, isaac, bickie, biclonality, bicoastal

Origin of bicker

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1250–1300; Middle English bikeren < ?
SYNONYMS FOR bicker
Related formsbick·er·er, nounun·bick·ered, adjectiveun·bick·er·ing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for bickering

bicker

/ (ˈbɪkə) /

verb (intr)

to argue over petty matters; squabble
poetic
  1. (esp of a stream) to run quickly
  2. to flicker; glitter

noun

a petty squabble
Derived Formsbickerer, nounbickering, noun, adjective

Word Origin for bicker

C13: of unknown origin
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