bicker bicker  /ˈbɪ kər/


  1. (n) a quarrel about petty points
  2. (v) argue over petty things


  1. Just because we are sitting together doesn't mean we have anything to say: children bicker and fidget and daydream; parents stew over the remains of the day.
  2. The petition carried the day: the permanent 100% bicker had come to Princeton at last.
  3. They bicker over small improvements such as class size and curriculum, like diplomats touring a refugee camp and talking about the need for nicer curtains.


  • Let's have the surveillance state debate

    One diverting aspect of The Guardian-inspired hullaballoo over NSA surveillance has been watching people bicker about it on Facebook. In the old Soviet Union, people walked in the woods or hid in the bathroom with the faucets running to whisper forbidden thoughts. Here in the USA, people post them online along with cute kitten videos and photos of Reuben sandwiches. by Gene Lyons One diverting ...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Arkansas Times


  1. "We can't wait and see and hope for the best," Obama told a packed high school gymnasium that sounded like an election rally. "We can't posture and bicker and resort to the same failed ideas that got us into this mess in the first place. That...
    on Feb 9, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "Zimbabwe is burning, we can't bicker among ourselves," Mutambara said.
    on Jun 21, 2007 By: Arthur Mutambara Source: International Herald Tribune

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