Dictionary.com

pother

[ poth-er ]
/ ˈpɒð ər /
Save This Word!
See synonyms for: pother / pothered / pothering on Thesaurus.com

noun
commotion; uproar.
a heated discussion, debate, or argument; fuss; to-do.
a choking or suffocating cloud, as of smoke or dust.
verb (used with or without object)
to worry; bother.
QUIZ
QUIZ YOURSELF ON “ITS” VS. “IT’S”!
Apostrophes can be tricky; prove you know the difference between "it’s" and "its" in this crafty quiz!
Question 1 of 8
On the farm, the feed for chicks is significantly different from the roosters’; ______ not even comparable.

Origin of pother

First recorded in 1585–95; origin uncertain
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022

How to use pother in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for pother

pother
/ (ˈpɒðə) /

noun
a commotion, fuss, or disturbance
a choking cloud of smoke, dust, etc
verb
to make or be troubled or upset

Word Origin for pother

C16: of unknown origin
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK