[brab-uh l]Obsolete

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

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verb, noun

a rare word for squabble
Derived Formsbrabbler, noun

Word Origin for brabble

C16: from Middle Dutch brabbelen to jabber
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