verb (used without object), squab·bled, squab·bling.
verb (used with object), squab·bled, squab·bling.
Origin of squabble
Examples from the Web for squabble
The squabble was also immortalized in this incredibly awkward family portrait.Solange Smacks Jay Z, Legolas Slaps Bieber, and the Biggest Celebrity Feuds of the Year|Amy Zimmerman|December 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The crowd that accumulated to watch the squabble reportedly applauded and cheered as Bieber fled the scene.An Unlikely Hero Blooms in Ibiza: Orlando Bloom Sort of Punches Justin Bieber|Amy Zimmerman|July 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Refaeli got involved in the squabble herself with a pair of near-identical tweets written in Hebrew.
There the squabble might have ended if not for The New York Times and its then-executive editor, Howell Raines.Augusta’s Weird Culture War Ends With Membership for Rice, Moore|Michelle Cottle|August 21, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Bachmann and Cain Squabble Asked about foreign aid, Perry called for defunding the United Nations.
One day old Bab was hoeing in a field and got in a squabble about something with a young gal name Polly, same name as his wife.Slave Narratives, Oklahoma|Various
Ten cases out of eleven the victim of the squabble was getting what was coming to him, in popular opinion.Carl and the Cotton Gin|Sara Ware Bassett
She's nicer than Irene Andrews, though; we had a squabble last night over the window.A Patriotic Schoolgirl|Angela Brazil
But the squabble with its resultant lawsuits and sordid financial aspect finally disgusted the public.Unexplored Spain|Abel Chapman
In 1479 a squabble occurring at Valencia shows that the office possessed attractions worth contending for.A History of The Inquisition of The Middle Ages; volume II|Henry Charles Lea
Word Origin for squabble
c.1600, probably of imitative origin (cf. dialectal Swedish skvabbel "quarrel," dialectal German schwabbeln "to babble, prattle"). The verb is recorded from c.1600.