noun Date: 1568 drunkard, sot

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  • Tosspot — is a British slang insult, which can mean, depending on the context, a drunkard, a masturbator, or an objectionable person.The Word is of middle English origin, and, until recently, meant exclusively a person who drank heavily. Beer or ale was… …   Wikipedia

  • Tosspot — Toss pot , n. A toper; one habitually given to strong drink; a drunkard. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tosspot — *drunkard, inebriate, alcoholic, dipsomaniac, sot, soak, toper, tippler …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • tosspot — [tôs′pät΄] n. [ TOSS + POT1] a drunkard …   English World dictionary

  • tosspot — /taws pot , tos /, n. a tippler; drunkard. [1560 70; TOSS + POT] * * * …   Universalium

  • tosspot — noun /ˈtɒspɒt/ a) A drunkard, one who drinks alcohol frequently. We see our carowsing tospot German souldiers, when they are most plunged in their cups and as drunke as rats, to have perfect remembrance of their quarter, of the watchword, and of… …   Wiktionary

  • tosspot — noun informal a habitual drinker (also used as a general term of abuse) …   English new terms dictionary

  • tosspot — toss•pot [[t]ˈtɔsˌpɒt, ˈtɒs [/t]] n. a tippler; drunkard • Etymology: 1560–70 …   From formal English to slang

  • tosspot — /ˈtɒspɒt/ (say tospot) noun Colloquial someone who drinks to excess. {from the phrase to toss a pot} …   Australian English dictionary

  • tosspot — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun Etymology: toss (I) + pot : drunkard, sot assembled a group of tosspots John McCarten …   Useful english dictionary

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