Our parties, to the disgust of Jacques, were teetotal, the real attraction being that the joint might be pinched any minute.
No, that I had not been, Squire; the place where I went to is teetotal.
By his professions of religion and his teetotal pledges, he obtained a high character for morality and sanctity.
The portrait of Private O'Locker on finding his billet is at a teetotal hotel.
This is probably in ridicule of teetotal or temperance preachers, and the arguments adduced by them.
There were two youths brought into the prison, who were teetotalers, and the other turnkeys jeered the teetotal turnkey upon it.
The teetotal apostle says, it is a dreadful thing to be drunk.
The stipulation of the engagement was, that the servants, butlers included, were to observe the teetotal pledge.
It is a moral suasion Temperance Society on the teetotal basis.
The other half—and that the better half—was saturnine and teetotal, and answered to the name of Davie Brigg.
"pledged to total abstinence from intoxicating drink," 1834, possibly formed from total (adj.) with a reduplication of the initial T- for emphasis (T-totally "totally," though not in an abstinence sense, is recorded in Kentucky dialect from 1832 and is possibly older in Irish-English).
The use in temperance jargon was first noted September 1833 in a speech advocating total abstinence (from beer as well as wine and liquor) by Richard "Dicky" Turner, a working-man from Preston, England. Also said to have been introduced in 1827 in a New York temperance society which recorded a T after the signature of those who had pledged total abstinence, but contemporary evidence for this is wanting, and Webster (1847) calls teetotaler "a cant word formed in England."