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sottish

[sot-ish]
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adjective
  1. stupefied with or as if with drink; drunken.
  2. given to excessive drinking.
  3. pertaining to or befitting a sot.
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Origin of sottish

First recorded in 1560–70; sot + -ish1
Related formssot·tish·ly, adverbsot·tish·ness, noun
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Examples from the Web for sottish

Historical Examples

  • Ines up at the castle smelt of beer, and his eyelids were sottish.

    The Amazing Marriage, Complete

    George Meredith

  • See where the hosts of Allah charge upon The sottish infidel!

  • And can any be so sottish, as to think all those things the productions of chance?

    Micrographia

    Robert Hooke

  • One of these enjoyments is indolence itself,—a sottish, half-drunken indolence.

  • Gabriel strove to restrain himself from breaking out into brutal language about the sottish Malins and his pound.

    Dubliners

    James Joyce


Word Origin and History for sottish

adj.

1560s, "foolish," from sot (-) + -ish. From 1630s as "drunken." Related: sottishly; sottishness.

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