One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Scottish Bounce or cause to bounce against a surface.with object ‘I stotted the ball off the back wall’
- ‘Although he hit his shot straight at the goalkeeper it slithered and stotted off limbs and the sodden turf before trundling over the line.’
- 1.1no object Move unsteadily; stagger or lurch.‘he's been up there stotting aboot the mountain’totter, walk unsteadily, wobble, toddleView synonyms
2‘some antelopes stot if they spot a lion’another term for pronk
Early 16th century: of unknown origin.
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