Definition of pother in English:


Syllabification: poth·er
Pronunciation: /ˈpäT͟Hər


[in singular] literary
A commotion or fuss: don’t make such a pother!
More example sentences
  • Why should an old woman at midnight in a deserted back alley adding a few drops to the Niagara of urine that flows through Casterbridge gutters cause such a pother?
  • My wife asked me if I could tell her what all that pother was about.
  • The pother she makes is so great, she might be the Queen of France.


late 16th century: of unknown origin.

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