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Definition of sot

: a habitual drunkard

Examples of sot in a Sentence

a sot who was arrested after a bar fight
Recent Examples on the Web Thrilling game sequences, a terrific ensemble cast led by Geena Davis, Lori Petty and Madonna, plus an all-timer performance from Tom Hanks as their hapless sot of a manager. Ben Flanagan |, al, 10 Aug. 2020 The old man is also a sot who dedicates much of his free time (and most of his work time) to getting King Kong drunk on the local King Kong hooch. Junot Díaz, New York Times, 29 Feb. 2020 Nothing gets too wacky, short of the sot l’y laisse. San Francisco Chronicle, 29 Nov. 2019 Craving a drink, she is bullied by Rocco into singing for the ensemble, which Fisher does splendidly, registering the faded glory of the onetime lounge singer turned sot in a few simple bars. Jordan Riefe, The Hollywood Reporter, 16 Nov. 2019 The massive crowns atop their head looked like something an Aztec queen might wear into space — a sot of jagged helmet with elongated sides. Robin Givhan, Washington Post, 27 Sep. 2019 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, 4 Sep. 2019 To this old sot, the gun represents some kind of high hilarity. New York Times, 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, 28 Mar. 2018 See More

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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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“Sot.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2022.

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