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brabble

[ brab-uhl ]
/ ˈbræb əl /
Obsolete
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verb (used without object), brab·bled, brab·bling.

to argue stubbornly about trifles; wrangle.

noun

noisy, quarrelsome chatter.

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Origin of brabble

First recorded in 1490–1500, brabble is from the Dutch word brabbelen to quarrel, jabber

OTHER WORDS FROM brabble

brab·ble·ment, nounbrabbler, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for brabble

brabble
/ (ˈbræbəl) /

verb, noun

a rare word for squabble

Derived forms of brabble

brabbler, noun

Word Origin for brabble

C16: from Middle Dutch brabbelen to jabber
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