Crossword Genius

Expressed contempt in petty quarrel (4)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

spat

I believe this is a double definition.

'expressed contempt' is the first definition.
(I've seen this in another clue)

'petty quarrel' is the second definition.
(a spat is a disagreement or argument)

'in' acts as a link.

(Other definitions for spat that I've seen before include "Gestured with contempt" , "Made gesture of contempt" , "Unimportant quarrel between Pats" , "Ejected saliva from the mouth" , "Legging covering instep and ankles" .)

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