And I thought there might be some comic potential if we saw her suddenly get a bit hot and bothered.
Watt never did anything to regain his position, although it bothered him for the rest of his life.
What's more, the research was again lacking: the Atlantic's Steve Clemons bothered to get on the horn to Gerson (also Gerzon).
1718, probably from Anglo-Irish pother, because its earliest use was by Irish writers Sheridan, Swift, Sterne. Perhaps from Irish bodhairim "I deafen." Related: Bothered; bothering. As a noun from 1803.