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bother

(British)

Trouble, violence, aggression. A typical example of menacing understatement as it occurs in London working-class speech (spanking, seeing-to and 'have a word with (someone)' are other examples).

The use of bother by police officers and thugs as a euphemism for violence reached public notice in the late 1960s when it became a skinhead rallying cry, usually rendered as bovver.

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