- 1 [uncountable] trouble or difficulty Don'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 nuisance I hope I haven't been a bother.