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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.

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Origin of sotie

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