- a person who abstains totally from intoxicating drink.
Also especially British, tee·to·tal·ler.
Origin of teetotaler
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Examples from the Web for teetotaller
Could any teetotaller have invented a more significant name?
Then, as if to escape the subject, was her Uncle Nicholas as rabid a teetotaller as ever?Peak and Prairie
I'm a non-drinker, a teetotaller, a pop-lapper, an' a grape-juice swizzler!Prairie Flowers
James B. Hendryx
He is a teetotaller, and is very angry at those who drink to excess.The Opal Serpent
Some even went so far as to say that one must be a teetotaller to get to heaven.A Boy's Voyage Round the World
The Son of Samuel Smiles
Word Origin and History for teetotaller
also teetotaller; agent noun from teetotal (q.v.).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper