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Meaning of POTHER

Pronunciation:  'pâdhur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  an excited state of agitation; "he was in a dither"; "there was a terrible flap about the theft"
  2. [v]  make a fuss; be agitated
  3. [v]  make upset or troubled

POTHER is a 6 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: dither, dither, flap, flap, fuss, tizzy
 See Also: agitate, agitation, charge, charge up, commove, excite, fret, fuss, niggle, rouse, turn on



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Poth"er\, n. [Cf. D. peuteren to rummage, poke. Cf.
    {Potter}, {Pudder}.]
    Bustle; confusion; tumult; flutter; bother. [Written also
    {potter}, and {pudder}.] ``What a pother and stir!''
    --Oldham. ``Coming on with a terrible pother.'' --Wordsworth.
  2. \Poth"er\, v. i.
    To make a bustle or stir; to be fussy.
  3. \Poth"er\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Pothered}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Pothering}.]
    To harass and perplex; to worry. ``Pothers and wearies
    himself.'' --Locke.
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