I. noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1591 1. a. confused or fidgety flurry or activity ; commotion b. agitated talk or controversy usually over a trivial matter 2. a choking cloud of dust or smoke 3. mental turmoil II. verb (pothered; pothering) Date: 1692 transitive verb to put into a pother intransitive verb to be in a pother

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  • Pother — Poth er, n. [Cf. D. peuteren to rummage, poke. Cf. {Potter}, {Pudder}.] Bustle; confusion; tumult; flutter; bother. [Written also {potter}, and {pudder}.] What a pother and stir! Oldham. Coming on with a terrible pother. Wordsworth. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pother — Poth er, v. i. To make a bustle or stir; to be fussy. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pother — Poth er, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Pothered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Pothering}.] To harass and perplex; to worry. Pothers and wearies himself. Locke. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pother — index furor, hector, perplex, perturb, pique, plague, turmoil Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • pother — 1590s, disturbance, commotion, of unknown origin. Meaning mental trouble is from 1640s; verb sense of to fluster is attested from 1690s …   Etymology dictionary

  • pother — n flurry, fuss, ado, *stir, bustle Analogous words: *haste, hurry, speed, dispatch: agitation, upset, perturbation, disturbance (see corresponding verbs at DISCOMPOSE) Contrasted words: coolness, collectedness, composure (see corresponding… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • pother — [päth′ər] n. [< ?] 1. a choking cloud of smoke, dust, etc. 2. an uproar, commotion, fuss, etc. vt., vi. to fuss or bother …   English World dictionary

  • pother — noun /ˈpʌðə,ˈpɒðə/ A commotion, a tempest. Let the great gods, / That keep this dreadful pother o’er our heads, / Find out their enemies now …   Wiktionary

  • pother — /ˈpɒðə/ (say podhuh) noun 1. commotion; uproar. 2. a disturbance or fuss: *the palaver, pother and ado that made up daily life. –henry handel richardson, 1929. 3. a choking or suffocating cloud, as of smoke or dust. –verb (t) 4. to worry or… …  

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