I. noun Etymology: Middle English biker Date: 14th century 1. petulant quarreling ; altercation 2. a sound of or as if of bickering II. intransitive verb (bickered; bickering) Date: 15th century 1. to engage in a petulant or petty quarrel <
bickering over money
2. a. to move with a rapidly repeated noise <
a bickering stream
b. quiver, flickerbickerer noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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