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Definition of "bicker" [bick•er]

  • To engage in a petty, bad-tempered quarrel; squabble. See Synonyms at argue. (verb-intransitive)
  • To flicker; quiver: "and bicker like a flame” ( Robert Browning). (verb-intransitive)
  • A petty quarrel; a squabble. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "bicker" in a sentence
  • "After a season spent clamoring at the door for admission like the rest of the rabble, Kennedy, a svelte, self-assured African-American sophomore with straight, shoulder-length hair and a fondness for cable-knit sweaters, had recently emerged from Ivy's Darwinian "bicker" process — a prim rendition of rush — as one of the chosen few: a member of the club."
  • "But to all of a sudden for them to "bicker", Wright does his thing on other networks, while Obama is able to distance himself from him during conferences."
  • "What Obama -- and TPM readers here trying to convince us to "keep our eye on the ball" and stay united rather than "bicker" internall -- needs to understand is: the Presidential election is a done deal."