Definition of pickeering in US English:

pickeering

(also pickering)

noun

Regional
archaic
  • Figurative. Wordy, playful, or amorous skirmishing; wrangling, bickering, petty quarrelling; an instance of this. Irish English in later use.

Origin

Mid 17th century (in an earlier sense). From pickeer + -ing.

Pronunciation

pickeering

/pɪˈkɪərɪŋ/