from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A drunkard.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. stupid person; fool
  • n. drunkard
  • v. To drink until one becomes drunk

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Sottish; foolish; stupid; dull.
  • n. A stupid person; a blockhead; a dull fellow; a dolt.
  • n. A person stupefied by excessive drinking; an habitual drunkard.
  • intransitive v. To tipple to stupidity.
  • transitive v. To stupefy; to infatuate; to besot.

from The 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.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a chronic drinker


Middle English, fool, from Old English sott, from Old French sot.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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