They could not understand what all the pother could be about.
If you can give no help, spare drowning me with your pother.
What on earth is going on or about to go on in this square inch of mountain land to make all the pother?
Now, what is there about Rooney's to inspire all this pother?
Inside, the guard was snoring in defiance of the pother o'er his head.
You have papered some of the walls; we can pother and putter about these for a change, can we not?
Those who derive bother from the English pother make a guess, and not a good one.
These rules they make such a pother about never seemed so vital to me.
Let her have her way,” whispered Lucy, “she is but a child, and it will be better not to make a pother.
But had their true condition here been known, that pother had been saved.
1590s, "disturbance, commotion," of unknown origin. Meaning "mental trouble" is from 1640s; verb sense of "to fluster" is attested from 1690s.