Bother is defined as annoy, worry, or cause discomfort.(verb)
The definition of a bother is a person or condition that causes worry or trouble.(noun)
An example of a bother is a missing cat.
See bother in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: earlier bodder (in Jonathan Swift); prob. Anglo-Ir for pother
See bother in American Heritage Dictionary 4
verb both·ered, both·er·ing, both·ers verb, transitive
Origin: Probably from dialectal bodder
Origin: , possibly of Celtic origin.
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