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  1. stupefied with or as if with drink; drunken.
  2. given to excessive drinking.
  3. pertaining to or befitting a sot.
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Origin of sottish

First recorded in 1560–70; sot + -ish1
Related formssot·tish·ly, adverbsot·tish·ness, noun
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Historical Examples

  • Ines up at the castle smelt of beer, and his eyelids were sottish.

    The Amazing Marriage, Complete

    George Meredith

  • See where the hosts of Allah charge upon The sottish infidel!

  • And can any be so sottish, as to think all those things the productions of chance?


    Robert Hooke

  • One of these enjoyments is indolence itself,—a sottish, half-drunken indolence.

  • Gabriel strove to restrain himself from breaking out into brutal language about the sottish Malins and his pound.


    James Joyce

Word Origin and History for sottish


1560s, "foolish," from sot (-) + -ish. From 1630s as "drunken." Related: sottishly; sottishness.

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