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[sot] /sɒt/
a drunkard.
Origin of sot
before 1000; Middle English: fool, Old English sott < Medieval Latin sottus < ? Unabridged
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  • sot it's not in the galactic plane but slightly above it.
  • What you say about chiropractic is obviously your opinion, not statements about facts, sot it is no reason to bother about that.
  • There appears to be some public interest in the millionaire and his millions, how he sot them and what he does with them.
  • The laborers had grown violent, smashing open several bales of sot weed and boldly liberating its contents.
British Dictionary definitions for sot


a habitual or chronic drunkard
a person stupefied by or as if by drink
Derived Forms
sottish, adjective
Word Origin
Old English, from Medieval Latin sottus; compare French sot a fool


(Scot) indeed: used to contradict a negative statement: I am not! — You are sot!
Word Origin
a variant of so1, altered to rhyme with not
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Word Origin and History for sot

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.

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Society of Toxicology
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