bicker
[ bik-er ]
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Part of Speechverb
Origin + Etymology
Middle English;of unknown origin, possibly related to the Middle Dutch word for "attack" or "slash"
Synonyms
  • disagree quarrel quibble spar squabble
Antonyms
  • agree concur concede discuss
Definition
to engage in petulant or peevish argument; wrangle
Example
A) They tended to bicker like an old married couple, but without any charm that the phrase usually implies. B) The laundry managed to provoke both of them, causing them to bicker for hours.
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