Last modified on 22 June 2014, at 14:24

tosspot

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From toss +‎ pot.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

tosspot (plural tosspots)

  1. (colloquial, now rare) A drunkard, one who drinks alcohol frequently.
    • 1603, John Florio, translating Michel de Montaigne, Essays, II.2:
      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 their files.
  2. (UK, slang) A fool, prat; an idiot.
    • 2000, Darren Tackle, The Guardian, 13 Jun 2000:
      Well, that's one in the eye for the nay-sayers, the doubters, the cynics and assorted tosspots what make up the media and that.