What does the word pother mean?

Usage examples for pother

  1. Sally, 'tis naught to make such a pother about. – Peggy Owen and Liberty by Lucy Foster Madison
  2. Lilly, watching the aimless pother with an oppressed feeling at her heart, noticed the score of the Song of Songs, the home's greatest treasure, lying on the floor, heedlessly thrown there by her mother along with nightgowns and bed- clothes. – The Song of Songs by Hermann Sudermann