bicker

  • 1 Bicker — ist der Name von: Bicker (Familie), eine einflussreiche niederländische Adels und Patrizierfamilie Bicker ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Andries Bicker (1586–1652), niederländischer Bürgermeister und Regent von Amsterdam Björn Bicker (* …

    Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 2 Bicker — could refer to *Bicker, Lincolnshire *a practice in the eating clubs at Princeton University *Bicker (family), Dutch Golden Age family, headed by Andries Bicker …

    Wikipedia

  • 3 Bicker — Bick er, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Bickered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Bickering}.] [OE. bikeren, perh. fr. Celtic; cf. W. bicra to fight, bicker, bicre conflict, skirmish; perh. akin to E. beak.] 1. To skirmish; to exchange blows; to fight. [Obs.] [1913… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 bicker — I verb agitate, altercate, argue, argue to no purpose, bandy words, battle, be at loggerheads, be at variance, be discordant, brabble, brangle, brawl, cavil, clash, conflict, contend, contest, controvert, differ, disaccord, disagree, dispute,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 5 Bicker — Bick er, n. 1. A skirmish; an encounter. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 2. A fight with stones between two parties of boys. [Scot.] Jamieson. [1913 Webster] 3. A wrangle; also, a noise,, as in angry contention. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 Bicker — Bick er, n. [See {Beaker}.] A small wooden vessel made of staves and hoops, like a tub. [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 7 Bicker — Bicker, Andreas, Haupt der antioranischen Partei in Holland, zur Zeit des Prinzen Wilhelm II.; er wurde 1627 Rath des Prinzen Moritz u. 1629 Bürgermeister von Amsterdam, wo er zur Milderung des Edicts gegen die Remonstranten von 1618 viel beitrug …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 8 bicker — squabble, spat, tiff, quarrel, wrangle, altercate (see under QUARREL n) Analogous words: *contend, fight, battle, war …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 9 bicker — [v] nastily argue altercate, brawl, caterwaul, cause a scene*, cavil, dig, disagree, dispute, fall out, fight, hassle, pick at, quarrel, quibble, row, scrap, scrape, spar, spat, squabble, tiff, trade zingers*, wrangle; concept 46 Ant. agree,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 10 bicker — ► VERB ▪ argue about trivial matters. ORIGIN of unknown origin …

    English terms dictionary

  • 11 bicker — [bik′ər] vi. [ME bikeren, ? akin to Fris bikkern, hack, gnaw] 1. to have a petty quarrel; squabble 2. to move with quick, rippling noises [a bickering brook] 3. to flicker, twinkle, etc. n. 1. a petty quarrel 2. a rippli …

    English World dictionary

  • 12 bicker — v. (D; intr.) 1) to bicker constantly, incessantly 2) to bicker about, over; with * * * [ bɪkə] incessantly over with (D;intr.) to bicker constantly to bicker about …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 13 bicker — {{11}}bicker (n.) c.1300, skirmish, battle; from the same source as BICKER (Cf. bicker) (v.). In modern use, often to describe the sound of a flight of an arrow or other repeated, loud, rapid sounds, in which sense it is perhaps at least partly… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 14 bicker — UK [ˈbɪkə(r)] / US [ˈbɪkər] verb [intransitive] Word forms bicker : present tense I/you/we/they bicker he/she/it bickers present participle bickering past tense bickered past participle bickered to argue about things that are not important bicker …

    English dictionary

  • 15 bicker — [[t]bɪ̱kə(r)[/t]] bickers, bickering, bickered V RECIP When people bicker, they argue or quarrel about unimportant things. [V over/about n (non recip)] I went into medicine to care for patients, not to waste time bickering over budgets... [pl n… …

    English dictionary

  • 16 Bicker — This unusual and interesting name is of Anglo Saxon origin, and is an occupational name for a beekeeper. The derivation is from the Olde English pre 7th Century word beocere , in Middle English biker . The modern surname has three main forms,… …

    Surnames reference

  • 17 bicker — Synonyms and related words: altercate, argue, argufy, around the bush, bandy words, battle, beat, beat about, beg the question, bicker over, boggle, brawl, broil, caterwaul, cavil, choplogic, clack, clatter, clitter, contend, contend about,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 18 bicker — bick|er [ˈbıkə US ər] v [Date: 1200 1300; : Middle Dutch; Origin: bicken [i] to attack ] to argue, especially about something very unimportant ▪ I wish you two would stop bickering. bicker about/over ▪ They kept bickering over who should answer… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 bicker — bick|er [ bıkər ] verb intransitive to argue about things that are not important: bicker (with someone) over/about something: children bickering with each other over whose turn is next ╾ bick|er|ing [ bıkəriŋ ] noun uncount: tired of the constant …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 20 bicker — 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 …

    New Collegiate Dictionary


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