[ proh-uh-bish-uh-nist ]
/ ˌproʊ əˈbɪʃ ə nɪst /


a person who favors or advocates prohibition.
(initial capital letter) a member of the Prohibition party.

Origin of prohibitionist

First recorded in 1840–50; prohibition + -ist

OTHER WORDS FROM prohibitionist

an·ti·pro·hi·bi·tion·ist, noun, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for anti-prohibitionist

  • Both prohibitionist and anti-prohibitionist supported the unique effort, which was a gigantic educational clinic.

    Huts in Hell|Daniel A. Poling

British Dictionary definitions for anti-prohibitionist

/ (ˌprəʊɪˈbɪʃənɪst) /


(sometimes capital) a person who favours prohibition, esp of alcoholic beverages

Derived forms of prohibitionist

prohibitionism, noun
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