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  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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Related Words for sot

sponge, alcoholic, tippler, drunk, lush, inebriate, boozer, wino, drinker, carouser, guzzler, dipsomaniac

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Historical Examples of 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.

  • 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


  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 for sot

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


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

a variant of so 1, altered to rhyme with not
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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.

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