Squabble Definition

skwŏbəl
squabbled, squabbles, squabbling
verb
squabbled, squabbling
To quarrel noisily over a small matter; wrangle.
Webster's New World
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.
YourDictionary

(printing) To disarrange, so that the letters or lines stand awry and require readjustment.

To squabble type.
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noun
squabbles
A noisy, petty quarrel or dispute; wrangle.
Webster's New World
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.
YourDictionary

A minor fight or argument as between children, for example.

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Other Word Forms of Squabble

Noun

Singular:
squabble
Plural:
squabbles

Origin of Squabble

  • Probably of North Germanic origin, related to Swedish dialectal skvabbel (“a dispute, quarrel, gossip"), Norwegian dialectal skvabba (“to prattle"), German dialectal schwabbeln (“to babble, prattle"), Swedish dialectal skvappa (“to chide, scold", literally “make a splash").

    From Wiktionary

  • Probably of Scandinavian origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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