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[tee-toht-ler, tee-toht-] /tiˈtoʊt lər, ˈtiˌtoʊt-/
a person who abstains totally from intoxicating drink.
Also, teetotalist; especially British, teetotaller.
Origin of teetotaler
1825-35; teetotal + -er1
Related forms
nonteetotaler, noun
nonteetotalist, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for teetotaler
  • These two country music heroes were polar opposites, the first a reckless alcoholic, the second a teetotaler.
  • Mom was a lifelong teetotaler and the strong medication snowed her.
  • If you're a teetotaler, boozer misbehavior always leads to good satire.
  • He was particularly bitter in waging warfare on liquor and was a rigid teetotaler.
Word Origin and History for teetotaler

also teetotaller; agent noun from teetotal (q.v.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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