pother

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Origin uncertain. Compare Dutch peuteren (to rummage, poke), and English potter, pudder.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈpʌðə/, /ˈpɒðə/

Noun[edit]

pother (plural pothers)

  1. A commotion, a tempest.
    • 1605, William Shakespeare, King Lear III.ii:
      Let the great gods, / That keep this dreadful pother o’er our heads, / Find out their enemies now.
    • 1941, Lewiston Morning Tribune, 14th of May:
      (name of the article) Flight Of Hess Causes Pother Among Germans

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Verb[edit]

pother (third-person singular simple present pothers, present participle pothering, simple past and past participle pothered)

  1. (intransitive) To make a bustle or stir; to be fussy.

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