A squabble is a fight but not necessarily a serious one. When we squabble, we have a little argument, probably about something not too important.

Do you notice how squabble sounds kind of funny? That's a clue that a squabble is not the most serious kind of argument or fight. A loud, screaming fight would never be called a squabble. A small, silly discussion about something small or trivial is more of a squabble. Friends and family members squabble all the time.

Definitions of squabble

n a quarrel about petty points

bicker, bickering, fuss, pettifoggery, spat, tiff
Type of:
dustup, quarrel, row, run-in, words, wrangle
an angry dispute

v argue over petty things

bicker, brabble, niggle, pettifog, quibble
Type of:
argue, contend, debate, fence
have an argument about something

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