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Origin of sottish

First recorded in 1560–70; sot + -ish1
Related formssot·tish·ly, adverbsot·tish·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for sottish

alcoholic, boozy, sottish

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Word Origin and History for sottish

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

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