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Meaning of BICKER

Pronunciation:  'bikur

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  petty quarrel
  2. [v]  argue over petty things; "Let's not quibble over pennies"
 

BICKER is a 6 letter word that starts with B.

 

 Synonyms: bickering, brabble, fuss, niggle, pettifog, quibble, spat, squabble, squabble, tiff
 
 See Also: argue, contend, debate, dustup, fence, quarrel, row, run-in, words, wrangle

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Bick"er\, n. [See {Beaker}.]
    A small wooden vessel made of staves and hoops, like a tub.
    [Prov. Eng.]
    
    
  2. \Bick"er\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Bickered}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Bickering}.] [OE. bikeren, perh. fr. Celtic; cf. W. bicra
    to fight, bicker, bicre conflict, skirmish; perh. akin to E.
    beak.]
    1. To skirmish; to exchange blows; to fight. [Obs.]
    
             Two eagles had a conflict, and bickered together.
                                                   --Holland.
    
    2. To contend in petulant altercation; to wrangle.
    
             Petty things about which men cark and bicker.
                                                   --Barrow.
    
    3. To move quickly and unsteadily, or with a pattering noise;
       to quiver; to be tremulous, like flame.
    
             They [streamlets] bickered through the sunny shade.
                                                   --Thomson.
    
    
  3. \Bick"er\, n.
    1. A skirmish; an encounter. [Obs.]
    
    2. A fight with stones between two parties of boys. [Scot.]
       --Jamieson.
    
    3. A wrangle; also, a noise,, as in angry contention.
    
    
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
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