teetotalism

teetotalism

[tee-toht-l-iz-uhm, tee-toht-]
noun
the principle or practice of total abstinence from intoxicating drink.

Origin:
1825–35; teetotal + -ism

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teetotal (tiːˈtəʊtəl)
 
adj
1.  of, relating to, or practising abstinence from alcoholic drink
2.  dialect complete
 
[C19: allegedly coined in 1833 by Richard Turner, English advocate of total abstinence from alcoholic liquors; probably from total, with emphatic reduplication]
 
tee'totaller
 
n
 
tee'totally
 
adv
 
tee'totalism
 
n

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