bicker /ˈbɪkə/

b

I. verb [no obj.]

1. argue about petty and trivial matters

couples who bicker over who gets what from the divorce.
2.
‹literary› (of water) flow or fall with a gentle repetitive noise; patter.

against the glass the rain did beat and bicker.
3. (of a flame or light) flash, gleam, or flicker.

the restless wheels whose flashing spokes bicker and burn.
II. derivatives

bickerer
noun


– origin Middle English: of unknown origin.

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