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Origin of quibbling
verb (used without object), quib·bled, quib·bling.
Origin of quibble
Examples from the Web for quibbling
Quibbling over dates aside, 19th century Americans did insistently observe a day of remembrance.The Real Memorial Day: Oliver Wendell Holmes's Salute To A Momentous American Anniversary|Malcolm Jones|May 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
If Shakespeare had graduated at Oxford, he might have been a quibbling attorney, or a hypocritical parson.The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 3 (of 12)|Robert G. Ingersoll
But you see that I have not stooped to any quibbling, or begging either.Devil Stories|Various
If Shakespeare had graduated at Oxford, he might have been a quibbling attorney or a hypocritical parson.
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.