sotie

or sot·tie

[ soh-tee ]
/ soʊˈti /
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noun

a satirical and topical comedy employing actors dressed in traditional fool's costume, popular in France during the late Middle Ages, and often used as a curtain raiser to mystery and morality plays.

Nearby words

  1. sothic,
  2. sothic cycle,
  3. sothic year,
  4. sothis,
  5. sotho,
  6. soto,
  7. soto, hernando de,
  8. sotol,
  9. sotted,
  10. sottish

Origin of sotie

1785–95; < French, Middle French: literally, foolishness, equivalent to sot fool + -ie -y3

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