a person who abstains totally from intoxicating drink.
- Also especially British, tee·to·tal·ler .
- non·tee·to·tal·er, noun
- non·tee·to·tal·ist, noun
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How to use teetotaler in a sentence
For teetotalers in attendance, consider offering a “not toddy” too.
One friend indicates that Mr. Polanski is almost a teetotaler.
I was certainly not under the influence of strong drink, for I was then, as I have been for forty-nine years, a teetotaler.Animal Ghosts | Elliott O'Donnell
His ticket includes his food; and (being, thank God, a teetotaler) he won't waste your money in buying liquor on board.The Law and the Lady | Wilkie Collins
Stephen Morley was the editor of the "Mowbray Phoenix," a teetotaler, a vegetarian, a believer in moral force.The World's Greatest Books, Vol III | Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton, Eds.