- The definition of a squabble is a silly little fight or tiff.
A fight between two friends over who was the first to find out the name of a specific new CD is an example of a squabble.
- To squabble is to argue or fight, especially over something silly.
When two siblings fight over who gets to sit in the front seat of the car, this is an example of a time when they squabble.
Origin: from Scandinavian as inch(es) Swedish skvabbel, a dispute
- squabbler noun
Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
intransitive verb squab·bled, squab·bling, squab·bles
Origin: Probably of Scandinavian origin.
- squabˈbler noun