What does the word quibble mean?

    Part of speech: verb intransitive

  • To use evasions; play upon words.

Usage examples for quibble

  1. " He isn't going to Florida this winter," said Elinor, repenting her of the small quibble. – The Grafters by Francis Lynde
  2. His faith protested a little, but the other self invented a quibble, the mockery that he had already " come by Tucson," according to his literal word; and this device answered. – Red Men and White by Owen Wister
  3. Henry Fenn had tried to stop Grant from going so quickly, thinking his presence at the scene would raise a question of his guilt, but he cried: " They may need me, Henry- come on- what's a quibble of guilt when a life's to save?" – In the Heart of a Fool by William Allen White