Main definitions of mot in English

: mot1mot2

mot1

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nounplural noun mots/mō(z)/

short for bon mot
‘One of his mots appears on several quotation sites: ‘Some of the waiters discuss the menu with you as if they were sharing wisdom picked up in the Himalayas.’’
  • ‘But those mots are just the icing on what is essentially a very rich, very filling, very addictive, gooey chocolate cake of a thriller.’
  • ‘The prose is of a rare stateliness and intelligence, studded with clever, sometimes almost epigrammatic mots.’
  • ‘Indeed, the oft-repeated mot that ‘Israel has more curators than artists’ points to a serious quandary.’
  • ‘And, notwithstanding Santayana's too-often repeated mot about forgetfulness and history repeating, it is sometimes possible to see in such repetition not error or futility but constancy.’

Pronunciation

mot

/mō/ /moʊ/

Main definitions of mot in English

: mot1mot2

mot2

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noun

informal Irish
  • A girl or young woman, especially a man's girlfriend.

    • ‘Chrissie, Frank's mot, started flinging things down at them from the bedroom window’
    girlfriend, girl, partner, significant other

Pronunciation

mot

/mät/ /mɑt/

Origin

Mid 16th century of unknown origin.