Definitions

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  • n. A broil; a noisy contest; a wrangle.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A broil; a noisy contest; a wrangle.
  • intransitive v. To clamor; to contest noisily.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To wrangle; dispute or quarrel noisily.
  • n. A broil; a clamorous contest; a wrangle.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. argue over petty things

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Examples

  • Then they divided the gold and jewels between them; but a brabble arose between them concerning the enchanted saddle bags, Sálim saying, “I will have them;” and Salím, saying, “I will take them;” and they came to high words.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • When you asked one another (the first time) what was become of me; I was hard by you: at the most, within the distance of two yards length; and perceiving that you saw mee not, (being still so neere, and alwaies before you:) I went on, smiling to my selfe, to heare you brabble and rage against me.

    The Decameron

  • [Illustration] "What monstrous brabble is this, you mad bitch?" he retorted, grunting as I bear-hugged his waist, shouldering the cuirass to squeeze it home.

    No Great Magic

  • Beginning with that brabble over the “gray cloth gowne,” there must have gone on in Hudson's party the same bickerings and wranglings that went on in Greely's party, and the same development of small animosities into burning hatreds.

    Henry Hudson

  • 'Braver hearts never beat in English breasts, yet do but mark how they brabble and clamour like clowns on a Saturday night.

    Micah Clarke His Statement as made to his three grandchildren Joseph, Gervas and Reuben During the Hard Winter of 1734

  • But now Patricia confessed to a restless longing for the sight of city streets and the brabble of city noises.

    The Honorable Senator Sage-Brush

  • "I tell you I'm not to be mollified by any woman's brabble," blustered Lee.

    Janice Meredith

  • Beginning with that brabble over the "gray cloth gowne," there must have gone on in Hudson's party the same bickerings and wranglings that went on in Greely's party, and the same development of small animosities into burning hatreds.

    Henry Hudson A Brief Statement of His Aims and His Achievements

  • His wrath at their babble and petty brabble doubted that they did.

    One of Our Conquerors — Volume 3

  • Then they divided the gold and jewels between them; but a brabble arose between them concerning the enchanted saddle bags, Sálim saying, "I will have them;" and

    Arabian nights. English

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  • From Thomas Carlyle's The French Revolution

    March 6, 2011