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- n. A person who squabbles.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who squabbles; a contentious person; a brawler.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who squabbles; a contentious person; a brawler; a noisy disputant.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. someone who quarrels about a small matter
Now I have a much better picture of the man: a jumped-up, self-righteous student politician who is no longer a student, a political activist who can't connect with or persuade real people in the court of public opinion, a petty squabbler who hasn't yet outgrown the childish antics of leftist street theatre and pie-throwing.
To whites, for example, his nickname "Bojangles" meant happy-go-lucky, while the black variety artist Tom Fletcher claimed it was slang for "squabbler."
She is divine to him; and, though she snarls at her younger brother, insults her mother, and to outsiders plainly exhibits all sorts of petty selfishness, yet the stripling rushes on to his fate; and at the end of a few miserable years he is either a broken and hen-pecked creature or a mean and ferocious squabbler.
Gannon was "fighting with his coach," Gruden on the other hand, well, Jon's a "squabbler."
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