From Middle English wranglen, from Low German wrangeln (“to wrangle”), frequentative form of Low German wrangen (“to struggle, make an uproar”), equivalent to wring + -le. Related to Danish vringle (“to twist, entangle”). More at wrong, wring.
- (intransitive) To bicker, or quarrel angrily and noisily.
- For a score of kingdoms you should wrangle.
- He did not know what it was to wrangle on indifferent points.
- (transitive) to herd horses or other livestock
- (transitive) To involve in a quarrel or dispute; to embroil.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Bishop Sanderson to this entry?)
- See also Wikisaurus:squabble
wrangle (plural wrangles)