botheration

[both-uh-rey-shuh n]
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noun
  1. the act or state of bothering or the state of being bothered.

Origin of botheration

First recorded in 1790–1800; bother + -ation
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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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