AskDefine | Define bicker

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bicker n : a quarrel about petty points [syn: bickering, spat, tiff, squabble, pettifoggery, fuss] v : argue over petty things; "Let's not quibble over pennies" [syn: quibble, niggle, pettifog, squabble, brabble]

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  1. To quarrel in a tiresome, insulting manner.
    They bickered about dinner every evening.

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