/ (sɔːn) /


(intr, often foll by on or upon) Scot to obtain food, lodging, etc, from another person by presuming on his generosity

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
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