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sotie

or sottie

[soh-tee] /soʊˈti/
noun
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a satirical and topical comedy employing actors dressed in traditional fool's costume, popular in France during the late Middle Ages, and often used as a curtain raiser to mystery and morality plays.
Origin of sotie
1785-1795
1785-95; < French, Middle French: literally, foolishness, equivalent to sot fool + -ie -y3
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