- commotion; uproar.
- a heated discussion, debate, or argument; fuss; to-do.
- a choking or suffocating cloud, as of smoke or dust.
- to worry; bother.
Origin of pother
Related Words for potheringtease, frighten, harass, abuse, torment, persecute, scare, terrify, fume, seethe, simmer, boil, fret, dismay, disturb, unsettle, bewilder, perturb, unnerve, distract
Examples from the Web for pothering
Historical Examples of pothering
The remaining 361 days the sun is pothering around all over the shop.The Cruise of the Snark
Ferrers and Pothering, the head of Claremont's, were for the moderns.
The men like to have me pothering around, and I've discovered that one never really has a house unless he helps build it.The Shield of Silence
Harriet T. Comstock
There was nothing left for Pothering to say; the motion was then put before the House and the debate developed into a farce.
In a few moments I hear cries and yells and shouts, and a pothering and squabbling.
- a commotion, fuss, or disturbance
- a choking cloud of smoke, dust, etc
- to make or be troubled or upset
Word Origin for pother
1590s, "disturbance, commotion," of unknown origin. Meaning "mental trouble" is from 1640s; verb sense of "to fluster" is attested from 1690s.