meaning of bickering

bickering meaning in General Dictionary

A skirmishing

View more

  • a quarrel about petty points
  • of Bicker
  • A skirmishing.
  • Altercation; wrangling.

bickering meaning in Etymology Dictionary

c.1300, "a skirmish," from bicker (v.). Indicating "a verbal wrangle" is from 1570s.

View more

  • 1808 inside feeling of "contentious," current participle adjective from bicker (v.). Early in the day it had been regularly imply "flashing, quivering" (1660s).

bickering meaning in General Dictionary

(p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bicker

View more

  • (n.) A skirmishing.
  • (n.) Altercation; wrangling.

Sentence Examples with the word bickering

A number of Bird Song's more recent guests were bickering over differing rules to Mexican Train Dominoes in the dining room while others were trading Boardwalk and Park Place in the parlor.

View more Sentence Examples