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sot

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noun Disparaging and Offensive.
a habitual drinker of alcohol who is frequently intoxicated.
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Origin of sot

First recorded before 1000; Middle English: “fool,” Old English sott, from Medieval Latin sottus; further origin unknown
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British Dictionary definitions for sot (1 of 2)

sot1
/ (sɒt) /

noun
a habitual or chronic drunkard
a person stupefied by or as if by drink

Derived forms of sot

sottish, adjective

Word Origin for sot

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

British Dictionary definitions for sot (2 of 2)

sot2
/ (sɒt) /

adverb
Scot indeed: used to contradict a negative statementI am not! — You are sot!

Word Origin for sot

a variant of so 1, altered to rhyme with not
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