pother


1poth·er

noun \ˈpä-thər\

Definition of POTHER

1
a :  a confused or fidgety flurry of activity :  commotion
b :  agitated talk or controversy usually over a trivial matter
2
:  a choking cloud of dust or smoke
3
:  mental turmoil

Examples of POTHER

  1. <always in a pother over the state of her garden>
  2. <the pother of city traffic that commuters face every day>

Origin of POTHER

origin unknown
First Known Use: 1591

Rhymes with POTHER

2pother

verb
poth·eredpoth·er·ing \ˈpä-thə-riŋ, ˈth-riŋ\

Definition of POTHER

transitive verb
:  to put into a pother
intransitive verb
:  to be in a pother

First Known Use of POTHER

1692

Rhymes with POTHER

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