In a few moments I hear cries and yells and shouts, and a pothering and squabbling.
The men like to have me pothering around, and I've discovered that one never really has a house unless he helps build it.
Ferrers and pothering, the head of Claremont's, were for the moderns.
The remaining 361 days the sun is pothering around all over the shop.
There was nothing left for pothering to say; the motion was then put before the House and the debate developed into a farce.
1590s, "disturbance, commotion," of unknown origin. Meaning "mental trouble" is from 1640s; verb sense of "to fluster" is attested from 1690s.