- a drunkard.
Origin of sot
Examples from the Web for sot
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.A Little Book of Profitable Tales
Wall, I sot down a minnit to think it over, and then the trouble commenced.Uncles Josh's Punkin Centre Stories
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
- a habitual or chronic drunkard
- a person stupefied by or as if by drink
- Scot indeed: used to contradict a negative statementI am not! — You are sot!
Word Origin and History for sot
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.