Definition for SQUAB'BLE

SQUAB'BLE, v.i. [I know not the origin of this word, but it seems to be from the root of wabble; G. quabbeln, to vibrate, to quake, to be sleek. See Squab.]

  1. To contend for superiority; to scuffle; to struggle; as, two persons squabble in sport. – Shak.
  2. To contend; to wrangle; to quarrel. – Glanville.
  3. To debate peevishly; to dispute. If there must be disputes, it is less criminal to squabble than to murder. [Squabble is not an elegant word in any of its uses. In some of them it is low.]

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