stot

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English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Old English stot, stotte (a hack, jade, or worthless horse), in turn from Old Norse stútr. Compare Swedish stut (a bull), Danish stud (an ox). Confer stoat.

Noun[edit]

stot (plural stots)

  1. (obsolete) An inferior horse.
  2. An ox or bull.
  3. (regional) A heifer.

Etymology 2[edit]

Possibly from Proto-Germanic compare Old Norse stauta.

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Noun[edit]

stot (plural stots)

  1. (Scotland, Northern England) A bounce or rebound
    • 1955, Robin Jenkins, The Cone-Gatherers, Canongate 2012, p. 148:
      Instead of dropping the golden cones safely into his bag he let them dribble out of his hands so that, in the expectancy before the violence of the storm, the tiny stots from one transfigured branch to another could be clearly heard.
  2. (zoology, of quadrupeds) A leap using all four legs at once.

Verb[edit]

stot (third-person singular simple present stots, present participle stotting or stottin, simple past and past participle stotted)

  1. (intransitive, Scotland and Northern England) To bounce, rebound or ricochet.
    • 1996, Alasdair Gray, ‘Lack of Money’, Canongate 2012 (Every Short Story 1951-2012), p. 285:
      ‘I've plenty of money in my bank – and I have my cheque book here – could one of you cash a cheque for five pounds? – I promise it won't stot.’
  2. (transitive, Scotland and Northern England) To make bounce, rebound or ricochet.
  3. (intransitive, zoology, of quadrupeds) To leap using all four legs at once.
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Scots[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Origin uncertain, see English etymology.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

tae stot (third-person singular simple present stots, present participle stottin, simple past stottit, past participle stottit)

  1. To bounce, rebound, ricochet.

Noun[edit]

stot (plural stots)

  1. A bounce, rebound.

References[edit]

  • Dictionary of the Scots Language, Scottish Language Dictionaries, Edinburgh [2]