[ brab-uh l ]
/ ˈbræb əl /

verb (used without object), brab·bled, brab·bling.

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

Related forms

brab·ble·ment, nounbrab·bler, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for brabble


/ (ˈbræbəl) /

verb, noun

a rare word for squabble

Derived Forms

brabbler, noun

Word Origin for brabble

C16: from Middle Dutch brabbelen to jabber
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