Squab"ble (?), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Squabbled (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Squabbling (?).] [Cf. dial. Sw. skvabbel a dispute, skvappa to chide.]


To contend for superiority in an unseemly manner; to scuffle; to struggle; to wrangle; to quarrel.


To debate peevishly; to dispute.

The sense of these propositions is very plain, though logicians might squabble a whole day whether they should rank them under negative or affirmative. I. Watts.

Syn. -- To dispute; contend; scuffle; wrangle; quarrel; struggle.


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Squab"ble, v. t. Print.

To disarrange, so that the letters or lines stand awry or are mixed and need careful readjustment; -- said of type that has been set up.


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Squab"ble, n.

A scuffle; a wrangle; a brawl.


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