- a person who abstains totally from intoxicating drink.
Also especially British, tee·to·tal·ler.
Origin of teetotaler
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Examples from the Web for teetotaler
One friend indicates that Mr. Polanski is almost a teetotaler.The Lost Polanski Transcripts
October 2, 2009
I'm as good a teetotaler now as you be, and I never was what you'd call a soak.The Rise of Roscoe Paine
Joseph C. Lincoln
It came to her ears that I had become a teetotaler for the duration of the war.
As regards the blood habit, the male mosquito is a "teetotaler."
The only safe man there, as well as everywhere else, indeed, is the teetotaler.Select Temperance Tracts
American Tract Society
Ram-stam may be said to have been a teetotaler in this respect.Under the Waves
R M Ballantyne
Word Origin and History for teetotaler
also teetotaller; agent noun from teetotal (q.v.).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper