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Definition of sot

: a habitual drunkard

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Examples of sot in a Sentence

a sot who was arrested after a bar fight
Recent Examples on the Web Condiment add-ins range from pickled chiles and garlic in mild vinegar to fish sauce, soy sauce, sugar and a savory-spicy chile oil called sot sa-te that’s akin to a mild XO sauce. Andrea Nguyen, Los Angeles Times, "Hu tieu lowdown: The Chinese-Vietnamese-Cambodian noodles you need to know better," 4 Sep. 2019 To this old sot, the gun represents some kind of high hilarity. New York Times, "A Novel of Kentucky Noir, So Humane It’s Bathed in Light," 23 May 2018 In her telling, the Medici history is populated not by high-minded art patrons but by drunken sots and savage adventurers, essentially a crime syndicate, intent on amassing wealth and power without limit and without scruple. Steve Donoghue, The Christian Science Monitor, "'The Family Medici' vividly and clearly tells the story of one clan's merciless self-aggrandizement," 28 Mar. 2018 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. Ben Brantley, New York Times, "Review: August Wilson's 'Jitney' Magnifies Marginalized Souls," 19 Jan. 2017 This social network will help these poor sots overcome their addiction, working on the same principle as nicotine gum, methadone and arena football. Loresjoberg, WIRED, "Alt Text: 6 Steaming-Hot New Social Networking Ideas," 7 May 2012

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First Known Use of sot

1592, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sot

Middle English, fool, from Old English sott

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The first known use of sot was in 1592

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English Language Learners Definition of sot

old-fashioned : a person who is often drunk

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