from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A drunkard.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Foolish; doltish; stupid.
  • noun A fool; dolt; blockhead; booby
  • noun A foolishly infatuated person; a dotard.
  • noun One whose mind is dulled by excessive drinking; a confirmed drunkard.
  • A dialectal and vulgar variant of sat, preterit and past participle of sit; also of set.
  • To make stupid or foolish; dull.
  • To infatuate; besot.
  • To play the sot or toper; tipple.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun obsolete A stupid person; a blockhead; a dull fellow; a dolt.
  • noun A person stupefied by excessive drinking; an habitual drunkard.
  • transitive verb rare To stupefy; to infatuate; to besot.
  • adjective obsolete Sottish; foolish; stupid; dull.
  • intransitive verb rare To tipple to stupidity.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun archaic stupid person; fool
  • noun drunkard
  • verb To drink until one becomes drunk

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

  • noun a chronic drinker


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

[Middle English, fool, from Old English sott, from Old French sot.]


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  • also applies to other addictions (e.g. opium sot)

    April 13, 2009

  • AAAND it's the abbreviation for the Society of Toxicology! :D

    June 25, 2009