- pregnant when unmarried
- the civil unrest in Ireland, c. 1919-23
- the civil unrest in Northern Ireland, from about 1967
- to ask someone to pass, hand, give, etc. (something) to one
Other Word Forms of Trouble
Origin of Trouble
Verb is from Middle English troublen, trublen, turblen, troble, from Old French troubler, trobler, trubler, metethetic variants of Old French tourbler, torbler, turbler, from Medieval Latin *turbulāre, from Latin turbula (“disorderly group, a little crowd or people"), diminutive of turba (“stir, crowd"). The noun is from Middle English truble, troble, from Old French troble, from the verb.
Middle English from Old French from troubler to trouble from Vulgar Latin turbulāre alteration (influenced by Latin turbula small group) (diminutive of turba crowd) of Late Latin turbidāre from Latin turbidus confused turbid
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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