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Meaning of BICKERING

Pronunciation:  'bikuring

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  petty quarrel

BICKERING is a 9 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: bicker, fuss, spat, squabble, tiff
 See Also: dustup, quarrel, row, run-in, words, wrangle



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Bick"er*ing\, n.
1. A skirmishing. ``Frays and bickerings.'' --Milton.

2. Altercation; wrangling.

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