both·​er·​a·​tion ˌbä-t͟hə-ˈrā-shən How to pronounce botheration (audio)
: the act of bothering : the state of being bothered
: something that bothers
often used interjectionally

Examples of botheration in a Sentence

I hadn't realized what a botheration putting up a tent in the dark could be! if I'm to get any work done, this incessant botheration has to stop

Word History

First Known Use

1797, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Time Traveler
The first known use of botheration was in 1797

Dictionary Entries Near botheration

Cite this Entry

“Botheration.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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