Definition of pribble in US English:

pribble

noun

  • A petty or pointless dispute, a squabble; trivial or nonsensical speech or writing; squabbling, quarrelling; idle chit-chat. Only in collocation "pribble and prabble".

Origin

Early 17th century; earliest use found in Thomas Dekker (c1572–1632), playwright and pamphleteer. Variant of prabble, perhaps arising from the reduplicated formation pribble-prabble (which is attested slightly earlier).

Pronunciation

pribble

/ˈprɪbl/