or tee·to·tal·ist

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


a person who abstains totally from intoxicating drink.

Nearby words

  1. teething,
  2. teething ring,
  3. teething troubles,
  4. teethridge,
  5. teetotal,
  6. teetotalism,
  7. teetotum,
  8. teevee,
  9. tef,
  10. teff

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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Word Origin and History for teetotaler



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

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