[ US /ˌtiˌtoʊˈteɪɫɝ/ ]
  1. a total abstainer
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How To Use teetotaler In A Sentence

  • The president, a teetotaler since age 40 and a non-smoker - except for an occasional cigar - jogs 3 miles, mostly on a treadmill, at least four times a week.
  • Invite a teetotaler and sip tomato juice.
  • The captain, a stout teetotaler, and the first mate, an inveterate old toper, got along miserably on board. THE QUEENSBERRY RULES OF DISCOURSE
  • In Ms. Cappello's book, Jackson comes across as a complete, complex individual: In addition to being an innovative physician, he was an amateur painter, a nonsmoking teetotaler,and an abstemious eater whose sandwiches included exactly one lettuce leaf. Medicine
  • Within months he took charge of Swedish small potatoes Halmstad, where the players, nearly half of whom were older than him, initially viewed him with the same sort of suspicion that veteran boozers eye teenage teetotalers. $tevie Says Relax, I'm Staying At Liverpool
  • I ain't a teetotaler, nohow; but I never touches a drop o 'licker from the time I sots foot aboard ship till I treads land ag'in -- an' what I does, every man Jack o 'my crew shall do ditto, or I'll know an' larn 'em the reason why, you bet! Fritz and Eric The Brother Crusoes
  • I do not speak, therefore, as one who comes from the ranks of the teetotalers, one who has never been tainted, nor am I a recent convert to the anti-drink brigade.
  • But he also has a hilarious description of what he calls vegetarian, teetotalers, saddle-wearers, bearded cranks; you know, these kind of off-the-wall Socialists that he used to see in Socialist summer camps or at Socialist magazines. Orwell: Wintry Conscience of a Generation
  • Otherwise we are danger of mistaking a drunk for a teetotaler or vice versa.
  • Like rumrunner Bill McCoy he was a teetotaler, his perspective on liquor unaffected by personal tastes or unclouded by personal habit. LAST CALL
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