sottish

adjective
sot·tish | \ˈsä-tish \

Definition of sottish 

: resembling a sot : drunken also : doltish, stupid

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Other Words from sottish

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

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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, "The New Test to Democracy in the Czech Republic," 23 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of sottish

1583, in the meaning defined above

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Dictionary Entries near sottish

so to speak

sotted

sotter

sottish

sotto voce

sou

sou'wester

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