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Definition of "squabble" [squab•ble]

  • To engage in a disagreeable argument, usually over a trivial matter; wrangle. See Synonyms at argue. (verb-intransitive)
  • A noisy quarrel, usually about a trivial matter. (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 "squabble" in a sentence
  • ""the title squabble between the Saints and the Colts.""
  • "The current squabble is nothing new, but it could herald far-reaching change: The U.K. government has pledged to extricate itself from the unedifying annual spectacle by removing the role of the secretary of state from determining the levy scheme, and there is a sense that this represents an opportunity to remodel the levy with a viable commercial mechanism."
  • "There's a custody squabble, which is not helped by possible future deployments and MEU's."