botheration

[both-uh-rey-shuh n]

interjection

(used as an exclamation indicating vexation or annoyance.)

noun

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

Nearby words

  1. botha, pieter willem,
  2. botham,
  3. bothe,
  4. bother,
  5. bother, bothered,
  6. bothersome,
  7. bothnia,
  8. bothnia, gulf of,
  9. bothriocephalus,
  10. bothwell

Origin of botheration

First recorded in 1790–1800; bother + -ation

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British Dictionary definitions for botheration

botheration

noun, interjection informal

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Word Origin and History for botheration

botheration

n.

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

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