- a drunkard.
Origin of sot
Examples from the Web for sots
These sots see nothing in their wassal-bowl, but the wine and its spices.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 1 (of 4)
Sech sights as I see yesterday is 'nuff to unsettle anybody as sots dar heart on de tings ob dis worl'.Alice Wilde: The Raftman's Daughter
Metta V. Victor
The intellectual man requires a fine bait; the sots are easily amused.
That sots her down, an' she holds good enough to stay in till I ram the muzzle inter ha'r an' let go.The Covered Wagon
There is very nearly an absolute certainty of success in the method for making clowns, sots, vagabonds, and ruffians.An Essay on the Evils of Popular Ignorance
- 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 sots
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.