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[both-uh-rey-shuh n]
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  1. (used as an exclamation indicating vexation or annoyance.)
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  1. the act or state of bothering or the state of being bothered.
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Origin of botheration

First recorded in 1790–1800; bother + -ation
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Historical Examples

  • "Botheration," thought Billy, as he regarded the speaker's nose.

    Charles O'Malley, The Irish Dragoon, Volume 1 (of 2)

    Charles Lever

  • I find it something between a botheration and a satisfaction.

  • Mrs. Delane: Then botheration to it, and I not dressed or undressed.

    Seven Short Plays

    Lady Gregory

  • "Doh' make no botheration 'bout me, Miss Fa'gut," it said, politely.

  • "I suppose its botheration, for one thing," said Mrs. Brier.


    Retta Babcock

British Dictionary definitions for botheration


noun, interjection informal
  1. another word for bother (def. 5), bother (def. 8)
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Word Origin and History for botheration


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

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