- The definition of wot is to have information, or to make clearer.
An example of wot used as a verb is in the following sentence, "They think it's necessary to wot their previous statement to make it more concise.'
Origin of wotMiddle English wat, from Old English wāt; see weid- in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present wots, present participle wotting, simple past and past participle wotted)
- (archaic) To know.
An extension of the present-tense form of wit (verb) to apply to all forms.
- what (humorous misspelling intended to mimic certain working class accents)
- 1859, Then, wot with undertakers, and wot with parish clerks, and wot with sextons, and wot with private watchmen (all awaricious and all in it), a man wouldn't get much by it, even if it was so. — Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities (Penguin 2003, p. 319)
- Wot, no bananas? (popular slogan during wartime rationing)