[ brab-uhl ]
/ ˈbræb əl /
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verb (used without object), brab·bled, brab·bling.
to argue stubbornly about trifles; wrangle.
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 brabblebrab·ble·ment, nounbrabbler, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for brabble
/ (ˈbræbəl) /
a rare word for squabble
Derived forms of brabblebrabbler, noun
Word Origin for brabble
C16: from Middle Dutch brabbelen to jabber
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