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Definition of bother noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



/ˈbɑðər/ bother pronunciation American
1 [uncountable] trouble or difficultyDon't go to the bother of cleaning up on my account (= don't make the effort to do it).“Thanks for your help!” “It's no bother.”Call them and save yourself the bother of going out.I don't mind looking after the children; they aren't any bother.Repairing those old shoes is more bother than it's worth.2 a bother [singular] an annoying situation, thing, or person synonym nuisanceI hope I haven't been a bother.