bicker

Part of speech: verb

To dispute; wrangle; chatter; flow noisily, as a brook; splutter, as a flame.

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Usage examples "bicker":

  1. But you fan up every little bicker into a lawsuit- don't I know? - "The Desire of the Moth; and The Come On", Eugene Manlove Rhodes.
  2. It looks like the portrait of a corpulent woman, but is that of Gerard Bicker, bailiff of Muiden. - "Promenades of an Impressionist", James Huneker.
  3. Anything served them, that is, the urchins, as a pretence for a fray, or, Dorically speaking, a bicker; every street and close was at feud with its neighbour; the lads of the school were at feud with the young men of the college, whom they pelted in winter with snow, and in summer with stones; and then the feud between the old and new town! - "Lavengro The Scholar, The Gypsy, The Priest", George Borrow.