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  • n. Eye dialect spelling of bother.
  • n. Violence, especially that associated with youth gangs.

Etymologies

Represents a nonstandard or dialectal (in particular Cockney) pronunciation of bother. (Wiktionary)

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  • Online Etym. Dict. says:
    "1969, Cockney pronunciation of bother "trouble" (q.v.), given wide extended usage in skinhead slang."

    January 6, 2008