Can the word mither - a regional word that I have come across more and more recently - be used as a noun?
I understand that it isn't listed as a noun in dictionaries, but my husband uses it as a noun and I am trying to make sure that it grammatical features allow that.
Added from comments:
I have looked at 'mithering' which means to bother. The context that it is used in my region is
'you'll be in mither if you do not stop what you're doing'.
I have seen the definition for mother and the OED lists a few senses such as the one mentioned. Some are adjectives, transitives etc. The sense that I'm using it in seems to be a noun, does it?
@MartinSmith offered this example:
Steven Gerrard trial: what does 'mither' mean?
Steven Gerrard told the court he had suffered "a lot of mither" during his career as a professional footballer, meaning he is frequently bothered by others.
(From The Telegraph, 24 July 2009)
OP: The Steven Gerrard example is the same context as I am using it. He is from Liverpool and I'm just down the road in Manchester.