But by not bothering to run anyone, state Democratic parties remain enfeebled.
A conservative journalist or activist can now make a decent living while never once bothering to persuade a liberal.
I think I had more of an artistic thing bouncing around and bothering me.
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.