From Middle English sot, from Old English sot, sott (“foolish, stupid”), of obscure origin and relation. Compare Dutch zot (“silly”), French sot.
sot (plural sots)
- (archaic) stupid person; fool
sot (third-person singular simple present sots, present participle sotting, simple past and past participle sotted)
- To drink until one becomes drunk
- To stupefy; to infatuate; to besot.