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botheration

[both-uh-rey-shuh n]
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interjection
  1. (used as an exclamation indicating vexation or annoyance.)
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noun
  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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Related Words

disturbanceharassmentinconvenienceexasperationaggravationhassleirritationnuisancevexationproblemheadachebotheringpesteringbugging

Examples from the Web for botheration

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.

    Clemence

    Retta Babcock


British Dictionary definitions for botheration

botheration

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

n.

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

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