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quibble (verb) – To argue or find fault over trivial matters or minor concerns; cavil.

(noun) – 1. A trivial matter or minor concern raised in arguing or finding fault.
2. (Archaic) A pun.

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : In addition to functioning as a verb, quibble also exists as a noun meaning “an evasion of or shift from the point” and “a minor objection or criticism.” Both forms of the word arrived in English in the mid-17th century. Presumably (though not certainly) quibble originated as a diminutive of a now obsolete word, quib, which also meant “quibble.” In fact, although language experts may quibble over this, there is a possibility that quib can be traced back to the plural of the Latin word qui, meaning “who,” which was often used in legal documents. If so, that makes quibble a very distant cousin of the English word who.