pother

  • 1 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

  • 2 Pother — Poth er, v. i. To make a bustle or stir; to be fussy. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 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

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

    Law dictionary

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

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 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

  • 7 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

  • 8 pother — 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 …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 9 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

  • 10 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… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 11 pother — /podh euhr/, n. 1. commotion; uproar. 2. a heated discussion, debate, or argument; fuss; to do. 3. a choking or suffocating cloud, as of smoke or dust. v.t., v.i. 4. to worry; bother. [1585 95; orig. uncert.] * * * …

    Universalium

  • 12 pother — Synonyms and related words: abash, addle, addle the wits, ado, aggravate, aggravation, agitation, ail, annoy, badger, baffle, bafflement, bait, ball up, be at, be the matter, becloud, bedazzle, bedevil, befuddle, befuddlement, beset, bewilder,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 13 pother — (Roget s Thesaurus II) I noun Needless trouble: bother, botheration, fuss. See EASY. II verb To worry over trifles: chafe, fuss. Informal: take on. See CALM …

    English dictionary for students

  • 14 pother — poth·er || pɑðə(r) / pÉ’ n. uproar, noise; confusion, pandemonium; stifling smoke or dust …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 15 pother — [ pɒδə] noun a commotion or fuss. Origin C16: of unknown origin …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 16 pother — I. n. Bustle, tumult, turmoil, flutter, rumpus, confusion, pudder, huddle, turbulence, hurlyburly, commotion. II. v. a. Harass, perplex, puzzle, tease, embarrass, beset, confuse, confound, bewilder, pose …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 17 pother — n 1. commotion, turmoil, tumult, turbulence, storm, storm and stress, squall, tempest, hurly burly; uproar, pandemonium, noise, hubbub, Inf. ruckus, rumpus; fracas, melee, hullaballoo, brouhaha, affray, brawl, broil, embroilment, imbroglio. 2.… …

    A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • 18 pother — poth·er …

    English syllables

  • 19 pother — poth•er [[t]ˈpɒð ər[/t]] n. 1) commotion; uproar 2) cvb a heated discussion, debate, or argument 3) a choking or suffocating cloud, as of smoke or dust 4) to worry; bother • Etymology: 1585–95; orig. uncert …

    From formal English to slang

  • 20 pother — n. & v. literary n. a noise; commotion; fuss. v. 1 tr. fluster, worry. 2 intr. make a fuss. Etymology: 16th c.: orig. unkn …

    Useful english dictionary


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