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pother

noun poth·er \ ˈpä-t͟hər \

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 in a Sentence

  1. always in a pother over the state of her garden

  2. the pother of city traffic that commuters face every day

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Origin and Etymology of pother

origin unknown


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pother

verb

Definition of pother

pothered; pothering play \ˈpä-t͟hə-riŋ, ˈpät͟h-riŋ\
: to put into a pother
: to be in a pother

First Known Use of pother

1692

in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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