Possibly of Ir. origin.
- transitive To annoy, to disturb.
#:Would it bother you if I smoked?
- intransitive To do something at one's own inconvenience
#: Why do I even bother to try?
- intransitive To do something which is of negligible inconvenience
#: You didn't even bother to close the door.
(annoy, disturb): annoy, disturb, irritate, put out, vex
Finnish: hÃ¤iritÃ¤, vaivata
French: embÃªter, gÃªner, dÃ©ranger
Icelandic: ergja, angra
Scottish Gaelic: sÃ raich
Spanish: molestar, agobiar
- fuss|Fuss, ado.
#:There was a bit of bother at the hairdresser's when they couldn't find my appointment in the book.
- trouble|Trouble, inconvenience.
#:Yes, I can do that for you - it's no bother.
Icelandic: vesen n
Spanish: cansÃ³n n
Finnish: vaiva, hÃ¤iriÃ¶
Hebrew: ×�×¨×�×� (t'irkha) f
Icelandic: vesen n, mÃ¡l n, vandamÃ¡l n
- A mild expression of annoyance.
#* 1926, A A Milne, Winnie the Pooh, Methuen & Co., Ltd., Chapter 2 ...in which Pooh goes visiting and gets into a tight place:
#*: "Oh, help!" said Pooh. "I'd better go back."
#*: "Oh, bother!" said Pooh. "I shall have to go on."
#*: "I can't do either!" said Pooh. "Oh, help and bother!"
blast, dang (US), darn
Arabic: Ù�Ø¶Ø§Ù�Ù� , Ù�Ø²Ø¹Ø¬
Category:English control verbs