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teetotaler

[tee-toht-ler, tee-toht-] /tiˈtoʊt lər, ˈtiˌtoʊt-/
noun
1.
a person who abstains totally from intoxicating drink.
Also, teetotalist; especially British, teetotaller.
Origin
1825-1835
1825-35; teetotal + -er1
Related forms
nonteetotaler, noun
nonteetotalist, noun
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  • The lifelong teetotaller and anti-smoker was addicted to sleeping pills.
Word Origin and History for teetotaller

teetotaler

n.

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

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