Bicker vs Bilker - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between bicker and bilker
is that bicker
is a skirmish; an encounter or bicker
can be a small wooden vessel made of staves and hoops, like a tub while bilker
is a cheat, especially one who evades payment.
As a verb bicker
is to quarrel in a tiresome, insulting manner.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
(etyl) bikeren ‘to attack’, from (etyl) bicken ‘to stab, attack’ (modern bikken ‘to hack’), from (etyl) ‘to smash, break’.
To quarrel in a tiresome, insulting manner.
- They bickered about dinner every evening.
To move tremulously, quiver, shimmer (of a water stream, of a flame)
- petty things about which men cark and bicker
- I come from haunts of coot and hern, / I make a sudden sally, / And sparkle out among the fern, / To bicker down a valley.
To skirmish; to exchange blows; to fight.
- They [streamlets] bickered through the sunny shade.
- Two eagles had a conflict, and bickered together.
* See also
A skirmish; an encounter.
(Scotland, obsolete) A fight with stones between two parties of boys.
A wrangle; also, a noise, as in angry contention.
A cheat, especially one who evades payment