/ (sɔːn) /
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(intr, often foll by on or upon) Scot to obtain food, lodging, etc, from another person by presuming on his generosity
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Word Origin for sorn
C16: from earlier sorren a feudal obligation requiring vassals to offer free hospitality to their lord and his men, from obsolete Irish sorthan free quarters
Words nearby sorn
sorghum beer, sorgo, sori, soricine, sorites, sorn, soroban, Sorocaba, Sorokin, Sorolla y Bastida, soroptimist
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How to use sorn in a sentence
We only once met with the cockchafer in Scotland, at Sorn, in Ayrshire.Insect Architecture|James Rennie
I told her how Sorn had gotten careless with its hydrogen atoms and had blown itself over half of creation.Zen|Jerome Bixby
Mr. Alexander Peden was born in the parish of Sorn in the shire of Air.Biographia Scoticana (Scots Worthies)|John Howie
Davas, was a word, too, and ta- was a common prefix; sorn and hulva were both common words.Omnilingual|H. Beam Piper
The grave-digger of Sorn, Ayrshire, was as selfish and as mean a sinner as ever handled mattock or carried mortcloth.Amusing Prose Chap Books|Various