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bickering (n.)

c. 1300, "a skirmish," verbal noun from bicker (v.). Meaning "a verbal wrangle" is from 1570s.

bickering (adj.)

1808 in the sense of "contentious," present-participle adjective from bicker (v.). Earlier it was used to mean "flashing, quivering" (1660s).

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Definitions of bickering from WordNet

bickering (n.)
a quarrel about petty points;
Synonyms: bicker / spat / tiff / squabble / pettifoggery / fuss
From wordnet.princeton.edu