botheration

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botheration (countable and uncountable, plural botherations)

  1. The act of bothering, or state of being bothered; cause of trouble; perplexity; annoyance; vexation.
    • 1918 : Botheration! How she had crumpled her skirt, kneeling in that idiotic way. - Katherine Mansfield, Prelude (Selected Stories, Oxford World's Classics paperback 2002, 120)