or tee·to·tal·ist

[ tee-toht-ler, tee-toht- ]
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  1. a person who abstains totally from intoxicating drink.

Origin of teetotaler

First recorded in 1825–35; teetotal + -er1
  • Also especially British, tee·to·tal·ler .

Other words from teetotaler

  • non·tee·to·tal·er, noun
  • non·tee·to·tal·ist, noun

Words Nearby teetotaler

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How to use teetotaler in a sentence

  • He may, in fact, die slightly sooner than the teetotaler, but he lives infinitely longer.

    Damn! | Henry Louis Mencken
  • A friend of his had been dining with a man who was both a teetotaler and a non-smoker.