brabble

brabblement, n.brabbler, n.
/brab"euhl/, v., brabbled, brabbling, n. Obs.
v.i.
1. to argue stubbornly about trifles; wrangle.
n.
2. noisy, quarrelsome chatter.
[1490-1500; < D brabbelen to quarrel, jabber]

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