one that or whatever bothers state of perplexity or annoyance shame worry disturbance petty trouble as to take a bother
- To feel treatment or anxiety in order to make or take trouble is troublesome
- To annoy to trouble to fret to perplex See Pother
- resulting in trouble or vexation to
- intrude or enter uninvited
- make the trouble doing something; issue oneself
- make stressed or agitated
- make confused or perplexed or puzzled
- an upset disruption
- cause irritation in; disturb, specifically by small problems
- something or some one which causes trouble; a source of unhappiness
- To annoy; to difficulty; to stress; to perplex. See Pother.
- To feel treatment or anxiety; which will make or take trouble; become troublesome.
- One who, or that which, bothers; condition of perplexity or annoyance; shame; be concerned; disruption; petty trouble; as, to-be in a bother.
1718, most likely from Anglo-Irish pother, because its very first use ended up being by Irish article authors Sheridan, Swift, Sterne. Perhaps from Irish bodhairim "I deafen." Relevant: Bothered; bothering. As a noun from 1803.
(v. i.) To feel care or anxiety; which will make or take trouble; is problematic.
- (n.) One that, or whatever, bothers; state of perplexity or annoyance; embarrassment; fret; disruption; petty trouble; since, to stay a bother.
Dean didn't bother to mention certain rules of evidence that looked askance at pilfered items.