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teetotal

[ tee-toht-l, tee-toht-l ]
/ ti藞to蕣t l, 藞ti藢to蕣t l /
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adjective
of or relating to, advocating, or pledged to total abstinence from intoxicating drink.
Informal. absolute; complete.
verb (used without object), tee路to路taled, tee路to路tal路ing or (especially British) tee路to路talled, tee路to路tal路ling.
to practice teetotalism.
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Origin of teetotal

Reduplicated variant of total, coined by R. Turner, of Preston, England, in 1833, in a speech advocating total abstinence from alcoholic drinks

OTHER WORDS FROM teetotal

tee路to路tal路ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for teetotal

teetotal
/ (ti藧藞t蓹蕣tl) /

adjective
of, relating to, or practising abstinence from alcoholic drink
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Derived forms of teetotal

teetotaller, nounteetotally, adverbteetotalism, noun

Word Origin for teetotal

C19: allegedly coined in 1833 by Richard Turner, English advocate of total abstinence from alcoholic liquors; probably from total, with emphatic reduplication
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