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pother

[poth -er] /ˈpɒð ər/
noun
1.
commotion; uproar.
2.
a heated discussion, debate, or argument; fuss; to-do.
3.
a choking or suffocating cloud, as of smoke or dust.
verb (used with object), verb (used without object)
4.
to worry; bother.
Origin
1585-1595
1585-95; origin uncertain
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British Dictionary definitions for pother

pother

/ˈpɒðə/
noun
1.
a commotion, fuss, or disturbance
2.
a choking cloud of smoke, dust, etc
verb
3.
to make or be troubled or upset
Word Origin
C16: of unknown origin
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Word Origin and History for pother
n.

1590s, "disturbance, commotion," of unknown origin. Meaning "mental trouble" is from 1640s; verb sense of "to fluster" is attested from 1690s.

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