variants or less commonly stott
stotted; stotting

intransitive verb

: to bound with a stiff-legged gait
the gazelle stotted when alarmed

Word History


Scots & northern dialect stot to bounce, rebound

First Known Use

1801, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of stot was in 1801

Dictionary Entries Near stot

Cite this Entry

“Stot.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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