Non-smoker

nonsmoker

[non-smoh-ker]
noun
1.
a person who does not smoke.
2.
a railroad car, room, or area reserved for those who do not smoke.

Origin:
1840–50; non- + smoker

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nonsmoker (nɒnˈsməʊkə)
 
n
1.  a person who does not smoke
2.  a train compartment in which smoking is forbidden
 
non'smoking
 
adj

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non-smoker
"person who does not smoke," 1846, in ref. to railways. Non-smoking (adj.) is attested from 1891.
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