sot·​tish ˈsä-tish How to pronounce sottish (audio)
: resembling a sot : drunken
also : doltish, stupid
sottishly adverb
sottishness noun

Examples of sottish in a Sentence

you could smell the whiskey on her sottish aunt's breath from a block away! a comic actor who frequently played the sottish curmudgeon
Recent Examples on the Web So long as those parties retained their strength and credibility, the loud-mouthery of its sottish president could be winced at, but need not inspire much worry. David Frum, The Atlantic, 23 Oct. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1583, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of sottish was in 1583

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“Sottish.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

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