- Archaic a choking cloud of smoke, dust, etc.
- an uproar, commotion, fuss, etc.
Origin of pother; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps
to fuss or bother
- A commotion; a disturbance.
- A state of nervous activity; a fuss.
- A cloud of smoke or dust that chokes or smothers.
verbpoth·ered, poth·er·ing, poth·ers
To make confused; trouble; worry.
To be overly concerned with trifles; fuss.
Origin of potherOrigin unknown.
(third-person singular simple present pothers, present participle pothering, simple past and past participle pothered)
- (intransitive) To make a bustle or stir; to be fussy.