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bicker

[ bik-er ]SEE DEFINITION OF bicker

Synonyms for bicker

  • disagree
  • quarrel
  • quibble
  • spar
  • squabble
  • wrangle
  • altercate
  • brawl
  • caterwaul
  • cavil
  • dig
  • dispute
  • fight
  • hassle
  • row
  • scrap
  • scrape
  • spat
  • tiff
  • cause a scene
  • fall out
  • pick at
  • trade zingers
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Antonyms for bicker

  • agree
  • concur
  • make peace
  • concede
  • discuss
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BICKER

To bicker, argue, and debate would have been entirely at odds with its standards.

And who taught me to smoke a cobbler, pin a losen, head a bicker, and hold the bannets?

The house which Bicker occupied had always been used as a tavern.

It will be a heavy deficit—a staff out o' my bicker, I trow.

Yet now I will not bicker with thee, for be sure that I am glad at heart.

"You know well enough, Bicker," answered Captain Moore sternly.

Do you know what my men would do to you and Bicker if they learned the truth?

You and Bicker plotted to get us all sick and then let the Indians and Gilroy's gang in on us.

Bicker, Mead and the passenger-purser passed the evening in the village.

They were cast in a quieter time and refuse to bicker on a paltry minute.

WORD ORIGIN

early 14c., bikere, "to skirmish, fight," perhaps from Middle Dutch bicken "to slash, stab, attack," + -er, Middle English frequentative suffix. Meaning "to quarrel" is from mid-15c. Related: Bickered; bickering.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR BICKER

argue

verbverbally fight
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