American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A drunkard.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Foolish; doltish; stupid.
- n. A fool; dolt; blockhead; booby.
- n. A foolishly infatuated person; a dotard.
- n. One whose mind is dulled by excessive drinking; a confirmed drunkard.
- To make stupid or foolish; dull.
- To infatuate; besot.
- To play the sot or toper; tipple.
- A dialectal and vulgar variant of sat, preterit and past participle of sit; also of set.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. obsolete A stupid person; a blockhead; a dull fellow; a dolt.
- n. A person stupefied by excessive drinking; an habitual drunkard.
- adj. obsolete Sottish; foolish; stupid; dull.
- v. rare To stupefy; to infatuate; to besot.
- v. rare To tipple to stupidity.
- n. a chronic drinker
- Middle English, fool, from Old English sott, from Old French sot. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The client is paying you for rights to the work including marketing it with their name sot I believe this is ethical.”
“Soveraigne Prince, be his weaknesses what they will, to be called a sot, which methinks was very prettily said.”
“I'm the "sot" you need to be "outing" and I can't even follow your "clues" to reveal the identity of ME, you waste-of-real-estate.”
“He has always scoffed and scolded and sworn at the mere mention of the business, and his opinions are very "sot," as the”
“He then 'sot' down in a 'cheer' and looked like a man condemned to be hung; then she whipped me with the cowhide until I sunk to the floor.”
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“My fancy was in such good working trim that before I knew it I kicked the wagon wheel, and I certainly got as warm as the most "sot" Scientist that ever read Mrs. Eddy could possibly wish.”
“County, Alabama, she wasn't free but was 'sot' free later.”
“She is still the same efficient and self-obliterating mainstay of the kitchen that she ever was, but she grows more "sot" in her ways, more averse to any change in her daily routine, and more despairing of ever finally and completely capturing that canny old Scotsman whom we still so affectionately designate as”
“It was another of his principles, and Caleb had a deserved reputation for adhering to principle and being "sot" in his ways.”
“He was "sot" now, and although Hannah continued to protest and declare she could not do such”
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