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intr.v. squab·bled, squab·bling, squab·bles
To engage in a bad-tempered argument, often over a trivial matter; bicker. See Synonyms at argue.
A noisy quarrel, often about a trivial matter.

[Probably of Scandinavian origin.]

squab′bler n.
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Noun1.squabbler - someone who quarrels about a small matter
malcontent - a person who is discontented or disgusted
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