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teetotaler

or tee·to·tal·ist

[tee-toht-ler, tee-toht-]
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noun
  1. a person who abstains totally from intoxicating drink.
Also especially British, tee·to·tal·ler.

Origin of teetotaler

First recorded in 1825–35; teetotal + -er1
Related formsnon·tee·to·tal·er, nounnon·tee·to·tal·ist, noun
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Word Origin and History for teetotaler

n.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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