sots

sot

[sot]
noun
a drunkard.

Origin:
before 1000; Middle English: fool, Old English sott < Medieval Latin sottus < ?

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sot1 (sɒt)
 
n
1.  a habitual or chronic drunkard
2.  a person stupefied by or as if by drink
 
[Old English, from Medieval Latin sottus; compare French sot a fool]
 
'sottish1
 
adj

sot2 (sɒt)
 
adv
(Scot) indeed: used to contradict a negative statement: I am not! — You are sot!
 
[a variant of so1, altered to rhyme with not]

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sot
late O.E. sott "stupid person, fool," from O.Fr. sot, from Gallo-Romance *sott- (cf. M.L. sottus, c.800), of uncertain origin, with cognates from Portugal to Germany. Meaning "one who is stupefied with drink" first recorded 1590s. As a verb, it is attested from late 14c. (implied in sotted); besot "affect
with a foolish manifestation" first recorded 1580.
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SOT
Society of Toxicology
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