sot NOUN a habitual drunkard.
DERIVATIVES sottish adjective.
ORIGIN Latin sottus 'foolish person' .

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  • Sottish — Sot tish, a. [From {Sot}.] Like a sot; doltish; very foolish; drunken. [1913 Webster] How ignorant are sottish pretenders to astrology! Swift. [1913 Webster] Syn: Dull; stupid; senseless; doltish; infatuate. [1913 Webster] {Sot tish*ly}, adv.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sottish — index drunk Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • sottish — [sät′ish] adj. 1. of or like a sot 2. stupid or foolish from or as from too much drinking sottishly adv …   English World dictionary

  • sottish — adjective a) alcoholic, drinking heavily 1769 b) drunk For my people is foolish, they have not known me; they are sottish children, and they have none understanding: they are wise to do evil, but to do good they have no knowledge …   Wiktionary

  • sottish — adjective given to or marked by the consumption of alcohol a bibulous fellow a bibulous evening his boozy drinking companions thick boozy singing a drunken binge two drunken gentlemen holding each other up sottish behavior …   Useful english dictionary

  • sottish — adjective Date: 1583 resembling a sot ; drunken; also doltish, stupid • sottishly adverb • sottishness noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • sottish — sottishly, adv. sottishness, n. /sot ish/, adj. 1. stupefied with or as if with drink; drunken. 2. given to excessive drinking. 3. pertaining to or befitting a sot. [1560 70; SOT + ISH1] * * * …   Universalium

  • sottish — Synonyms and related words: Boeotian, addicted to drink, asinine, beef brained, beef witted, bibacious, bibulous, blockish, bovine, chumpish, cloddish, cowish, crass, dense, doltish, drinking, drunken, dullard, dumb, duncical, duncish, fat, given …   Moby Thesaurus

  • sottish — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. inebriated, intoxicated, soused; see drunk …   English dictionary for students

  • sottish — sot·tish || sÉ‘tɪʃ / sÉ’t adj. very drunk; tending to drink to excess; characteristic of a drunkard …   English contemporary dictionary

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