Word of the Day – Sot

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Sot (noun)


A habitual drunkard.

Late Old English sott ‘foolish person’, from medieval Latin sottus, reinforced by Old French sot ‘foolish’. The current sense of the noun dates from the late 16th century.

Example sentences

“She’s nothing but a gin-soaked old sot.”

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