Definition of sot
: a habitual drunkard
Examples of sot in a Sentence
a sot who was arrested after a bar fight
Recent Examples of sot from the Web
There's the company sot, Fielding (Anthony Chisholm, with a voice from the bottom of a bottle), who turns out to have been a coveted tailor for Billy Eckstine and Count Basie.
This social network will help these poor sots overcome their addiction, working on the same principle as nicotine gum, methadone and arena football.
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Origin and Etymology of sot
Middle English, fool, from Old English sott
First Known Use: 1592See Words from the same year
SOT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of sot for English Language Learners
: a person who is often drunk
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