teetotaler

or tee·to·tal·ist

[tee-toht-ler, tee-toht-]

noun

a person who abstains totally from intoxicating drink.

Also especially British, tee·to·tal·ler.

Origin of teetotaler

First recorded in 1825–35; teetotal + -er1
Related formsnon·tee·to·tal·er, nounnon·tee·to·tal·ist, noun
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Related Words for teetotaler

abstainer, abstinent, prohibitionist

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Word Origin and History for teetotaler
n.

also teetotaller; agent noun from teetotal (q.v.).

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