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tosspot

[ taws-pot, tos- ]
/ ˈtɔsˌpɒt, ˈtɒs- /
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noun

Literary. a habitual drinker of alcohol who is frequently intoxicated.
British Slang: Disparaging. a contemptible person, idiot, or loser.

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Origin of tosspot

First recorded in 1560–70; toss + pot1
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tosspot
/ (ˈtɒsˌpɒt) /

noun

archaic, or literary a habitual drinker
British slang a stupid or contemptible person
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