verb (used without object), quib·bled, quib·bling.
- qui nhon,
- qui nhong,
- qui transtulit sustinet,
- qui vive,
Origin of quibble
Examples from the Web for quibble
A weird thing to quibble about, considering he is a moon landing denier.Dear Moon Landing Deniers: Sorry I Called You Moon Landing Deniers|Olivia Nuzzi|July 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
There are several other things in the Wiki vs. doctors article to quibble about, which the authors generously note.
This quibble aside, “Breakfast with Mugabe” offers food for thought.
You can quibble about beginnings, middles and ends but what we're talking about is over a year ago.
You can quibble with the “vast” part, I guess, depending on how you define that word.One’s a Weiner, the Other a Hero: Why Bill and Hillary Have Nothing in Common With Anthony and Huma|Michael Tomasky|July 25, 2013|DAILY BEAST
A quibble is intended between as the conditional particle, and ass the beast of burthen.Notes to Shakespeare, Volume III: The Tragedies|Samuel Johnson
So the Cobbler's answer does not give the information required, though it contains a quibble.The New Hudson Shakespeare: Julius Caesar|William Shakespeare
This quibble had the desired effect, and the distressed couple were restored to favor.The Jest Book|Mark Lemon
He had worded his sentence unfortunately, for the master took it as a quibble.Deering of Deal|Latta Griswold
"Don't make him quibble any more than he has to," said Burton, with mock severity.A Romance in Transit|Francis Lynde
Word Origin for quibble
1610s, "a pun, a play on words," probably a diminutive of obsolete quib "evasion of point at issue," based on an overuse of Latin quibus? in legal jargon, which supposedly gave it the association with trivial argument. Meaning "equivocation, evasion of the point" is attested from 1660s.
"equivocate, evade the point, turn from the point in question or the plain truth," 1650s, from quibble (n.). Earlier "to pun" (1620s). Related: Quibbled; quibbling.