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pother

[ poth-er ]
/ ˈpɒð ər /
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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.

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Origin of pother

First recorded in 1585–95; origin uncertain
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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
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