- a person who does not smoke.
- a railroad car, room, or area reserved for those who do not smoke.
Origin of nonsmoker
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Examples from the Web for non-smoker
My father-in-law, a non-smoker, wandered away to escape the smell.Accidents Happen to Gun People Too
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Zavilovski, as a non-smoker, remained with the ladies in the drawing-roam.Children of the Soil
A friend of his had been dining with a man who was both a teetotaler and a non-smoker.The Unpopular Review Vol. I
He is a total abstainer, a non-smoker, and a frequenter of houses of fair reception.An Ocean Tramp
Another and greater Victorian, Gladstone, was also a non-smoker.The Social History of Smoking
G. L. Apperson
Miss Dickenson, being a lady and non-smoker, could converse consecutively, as usual.When Ghost Meets Ghost
William Frend De Morgan
- a person who does not smoke
- a train compartment in which smoking is forbidden
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Word Origin and History for non-smoker
also nonsmoker, "person who does not smoke," 1846, in reference to railways. Non-smoking (adj.) is attested from 1891.
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