verb (used without object), squab·bled, squab·bling.
verb (used with object), squab·bled, squab·bling.
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Origin of squabble
OTHER WORDS FROM squabblesquabbler, nounsquab·bling·ly, adverbun·squab·bling, adjective
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How to use squabble in a sentence
The rest of the family sometimes balked at their squabbles, which Farr said drove their relatives “justifiably nuts.”
Shaver’s songs evoked dusty back roads, rural isolation, bar fights, knock-down drag-out marital squabbles and money lost at poker games, as well as the near-destitution of his youth and his own lofty ambitions.Billy Joe Shaver, singer-songwriter who inspired outlaw country, dies at 81|Terence McArdle|October 29, 2020|Washington Post
“The meeting devolved into a partisan squabble,” The Post’s Greg Miller, Ellen Nakashima and Adam Entous reported the following year.Four years ago today, the U.S. saw the wildest hour in presidential election history|Philip Bump|October 7, 2020|Washington Post
Bees did, we presume, during a biochemical squabble with viruses in a damp corner of their shared history.The Fungal Evangelist Who Would Save the Bees - Issue 90: Something Green|Merlin Sheldrake|September 23, 2020|Nautilus
The squabble eventually devolved into a barely choreographed slapstick fight where Colbert, O’Brien, and Jon Stewart seemed to be locked in a battle for the ages.One Good Thing: Stephen Colbert is looser, funnier, and angrier in quarantine|Emily VanDerWerff|September 4, 2020|Vox
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
At the time, the renamed corner caused a slight international squabble and demands for its removal.
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
But this scholarly squabble quickly grew ugly with the discovery of Kennewick Man in 1996.Incontrovertible Evidence Proves the First Americans Came From Asia|Doug Peacock|March 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Refaeli got involved in the squabble herself with a pair of near-identical tweets written in Hebrew.
We fix it up and agree to try over ag'in, and then, fust thing we know, we're right into the middle of another squabble.Scattergood Baines|Clarence Budington Kelland
The principle would be valuable in many a squabble of corporate employer and hosts of servants in the modern time.Education: How Old The New|James J. Walsh
Twice the big steamer stopped her engines and drifted until the squabble ahead of her seemed to have been settled.Blow The Man Down|Holman Day
Fult Cawsler hes done moved hyar from over on Squabble Creek, an' opened a resteraw.The Code of the Mountains|Charles Neville Buck
The hogs evidently thought it feed time, for they rushed forward and began to squabble over the voided matter.Lincolniana|Andrew Adderup