[ UK /tˈiːtə‍ʊtə‍l/ ]
  1. practice teetotalism and abstain from the consumption of alcoholic beverages
  1. practicing complete abstinence from alcoholic beverages
    no thank you; I happen to be teetotal
    he's been dry for ten years
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How To Use teetotal In A Sentence

  • He's a teetotal, drug-free vegetarian, passionate about sobriety and the focus it has given his life and career.
  • Harrington is famously teetotal, never having let a drop of alcohol cross his lips, so it can assumed he was speaking from the heart. US Open 2011: Remarkable Rory McIlroy wins by eight shots
  • The heart and soul of the movie is Alan, a shy Texan teetotaller who's confronted with a display of bacchanalian excess that would've impressed Caligula.
  • Members had to be vegetarian and teetotal. The Times Literary Supplement
  • More than a quarter of young adults are now teetotal, according to statistics that show they are leaving binge drinking to their elders. Times, Sunday Times
  • People who drink could just be smarter and better educated than teetotalers, he says.
  • This family has waged a multi-year damage control campaign on Kim's reputation by painting her as a teetotaling, wholesome, serial monogamist. Melissa Terzis: Kourtney and Kim Take New York: It's Not That Big of a Deal
  • The Welshman is a teetotaller, who does not frequent pubs or clubs. Quiet ambition has made Tottenham's Gareth Bale world's No1 target | David Hytner
  • With the growth of the movement came a more radical agenda of teetotalism and a concerted campaign to end the state's liquor licensing system through local option legislation and eventually state prohibition in the 1850s.
  • While Woody Guthrie was a rambling, gambling, hard-travelling, hard-drinking guy who collected a handful of wives in his time and whose guitar "killed fascists", his travelling partner, Pete Seeger was a teetotalling Quaker Unitarian pacifist who married a Japanese girl during World War Two and did time briefly for refusing to name names to Joe McCarthy. "This Machine Surrounds Hate and Forces It To Surrender"
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