kabbeln

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See also: käbbeln

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Via German Low German from Middle Low German kabbelen. Probably related to Kiefer ‎(jaw) and originally meaning “to move one’s jaws (in order to speak or bite)”. Cognate with Dutch kabbelen ‎(to babble).

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kabbeln ‎(third-person singular simple present kabbelt, past tense kabbelte, past participle gekabbelt, auxiliary haben)

  1. (reflexive, regional, chiefly Northern Germany) to tease each other, to fight with each other in a not dangerous way
    Unsre beiden Jungs kabbeln sich immer so'n bisschen.
    Our two boys always have their little fights.

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