verb (used without object), squab·bled, squab·bling.
verb (used with object), squab·bled, squab·bling.
Origin of squabble
Examples from the Web for squabbled
For almost fifteen years now, the two republics have squabbled over money, European Union status and, you guessed it, borders.Half of This Bar Is in Slovenia, the Other Half Is in Croatia|Jeff Campagna|January 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
While Boehner and the Democrats squabbled over relatively meaningless cuts, the president sat back and played referee.
Most recently, with private capital nearly unavailable, Silverstein and the Port Authority have squabbled over funding.
Joe flung pieces of fish into the air, and kept chatting volubly as his pets swooped and squabbled.The Chequers|James Runciman
Between themselves, I may say, they squabbled systematically, and were never either friends or enemies for two days together.A Flat Iron for a Farthing|Juliana Horatia Ewing
We squabbled for a while until I saw the significance of her attitude.In Search of the Unknown|Robert W. Chambers
He had shocked half-a-dozen people, squabbled with his sister, and bickered with his mother.Where Angels Fear to Tread|E. M. Forster
The two loved each other the better the more they squabbled.Hopalong Cassidy's Rustler Round-Up|Clarence Edward Mulford
British Dictionary definitions for squabbled
Word Origin for squabble
Word Origin and History for squabbled
c.1600, probably of imitative origin (cf. dialectal Swedish skvabbel "quarrel," dialectal German schwabbeln "to babble, prattle"). The verb is recorded from c.1600.