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sot

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noun
  1. a drunkard.
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Origin of sot

before 1000; Middle English: fool, Old English sott < Medieval Latin sottus < ?
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Examples from the Web for sot

Historical Examples

  • And she sot off for the school-house that evenin' a-walkin' a foot.

    Samantha Among the Brethren, Part 4.

    Josiah Allen's Wife (Marietta Holley)

  • Maybe it's because I hain't hed much to do with 'em that I'm sot on 'em.

  • Wall, I sot down a minnit to think it over, and then the trouble commenced.

  • And she was sot and he was sotter, and at last they quarreled.

    The Depot Master

    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • A feller gits sort of sot in his ways, and it's hard to give in to the other chap.

    Cap'n Eri

    Joseph Crosby Lincoln


British Dictionary definitions for sot

sot1

noun
  1. a habitual or chronic drunkard
  2. a person stupefied by or as if by drink
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Derived Formssottish, adjective

Word Origin

Old English, from Medieval Latin sottus; compare French sot a fool

sot2

adverb
  1. Scot indeed: used to contradict a negative statementI am not! — You are sot!
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Word Origin

a variant of so 1, altered to rhyme with not
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Word Origin and History for sot

n.

late Old English sott "stupid person, fool," from Old French sot, from Gallo-Romance *sott- (cf. Medieval Latin sottus, c.800), of uncertain origin, with cognates from Portugal to Germany. Surviving meaning "one who is stupefied with drink" first recorded 1590s. As a verb, it is attested from c.1200, but usually besot.

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