[both-uh-rey-shuh n]


(used as an exclamation indicating vexation or annoyance.)


the act or state of bothering or the state of being bothered.

Origin of botheration

First recorded in 1790–1800; bother + -ation Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for botheration


noun, interjection informal

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Word Origin and History for botheration

1797, noun of action from bother (v.).

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