Etymology
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sot (n.)

late Old English sott "stupid person, fool," from Old French sot, from Gallo-Roman *sott- (probably related to Medieval Latin sottus, c.800), of uncertain origin, with cognates from Portugal to Germany. Surviving meaning "one who is stupefied with drink" first recorded 1590s. As a verb, it is attested from c. 1200, but usually besot.

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Definitions of sot

sot (n.)
a chronic drinker;
Synonyms: drunkard / drunk / rummy / inebriate / wino
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