Definition of


  1. (noun, person) a chronic drinker

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Synonyms of Sot

drunk, drunkard, inebriate, rummy, wino

Alternate forms of Sot

Hyponyms: alcoholic, alky, boozer, dipsomaniac, lush, soaker, souse

Hypernyms: drinker, imbiber, juicer, toper

Origin of the word Sot

  1. late O.E. sott "stupid person, fool," from O.Fr. sot, from Gallo-Romance *sott- (cf. M.L. sottus, c.800), of uncertain origin, with cognates from Portugal to Germany. Meaning "one who is stupefied with drink" first recorded 1590s. As a verb, it is attested from late 14c. (implied in sotted); besot "affect with a foolish manifestation" f… more

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