Quibble is defined as a petty, irrelevant or evasive argument.(noun)
An example of a quibble is comparing a serious political issue to a minor daily life issue.
To quibble is defined as to use petty, trivial expressions or arguments when discussing an issue.(verb)
An example of to quibble is to provide excuses instead of saying the truth.
See quibble in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: dim. < obs. quib < L quibus, abl. pl. of qui, which, who: quibus was common in legal documents
See quibble in American Heritage Dictionary 4
intransitive verb quib·bled, quib·bling, quib·bles
Origin: Probably diminutive of obsolete quib, equivocation
Origin: , perhaps from Latin quibus
Origin: , dative and ablative pl. of quī, who, what (from its frequent use in legal documents); see kwo- in Indo-European roots.
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