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designated driver

[ des-ig-ney-tid drahy-ver ]

noun

  1. a person who abstains from alcoholic beverages at a gathering in order to be fit to drive companions home safely. : DD


designated driver

noun

  1. a person who volunteers not to drink alcohol on a social occasion, so that he or she can safely drive other people who have been drinking


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Word History and Origins

Origin of designated driver1

First recorded in 1980–85

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Example Sentences

She told him that she was usually the designated driver and never had a sip of alcohol before she was 21.

Choose carefully and make sure you have a designated driver.

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