Botheration



(used as an exclamation indicating vexation or annoyance.)
the act or state of bothering or the state of being bothered.
Historical Examples

King of the Air Herbert Strang
Love Letters of Nathaniel Hawthorne, Volume 2 of 2 Nathaniel Hawthorne
The Monster and Other Stories Stephen Crane
Seven Short Plays Lady Gregory
The Revolution in Tanner’s Lane Mark Rutherford
Vandemark’s Folly Herbert Quick
Charles O’Malley, The Irish Dragoon, Volume 1 (of 2) Charles Lever
Love Letters of Nathaniel Hawthorne, Volume 2 of 2 Nathaniel Hawthorne
Clemence Retta Babcock
The Auto Boys’ Vacation James A. Braden

noun, interjection (informal)
another word for bother (sense 5), bother (sense 8)
n.

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