1. to equivocate.
2. to carp; cavil.
1. an instance of the use of ambiguous, prevaricating, or irrelevant language or arguments to evade a point at issue.
2. the general use of such arguments.
3. petty or carping criticism; a minor objection.
I didn’t quibble about the price. No man can say that. I just wanted peace; I paid them their price without quibbling. — William Faulkner, Light in August, 1932
Quibble is related to the more common word quip. They both come from the Latin word quibus meaning “indeed.”