Definition of teetotaler in English:

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teetotaler

Pronunciation: /ˈtēˌtōdlər/
(British teetotaller)

noun

A person who never drinks alcohol.
Example sentences
  • He said ‘all the good studies’ of drinkers versus teetotallers suggested adults drinking one to two units per day, equivalent to one to two standard glasses of wine or half-pints of beer, had a 20% lower risk of stroke than abstainers.
  • Women would rather have a husband who can hold his drink than a teetotaller.
  • Still, even teetotalers should enjoy themselves here, though maybe not as much as aspiring wine geeks, who could easily spend the meal perusing the extensive, user-friendly list.

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Syllabification: tee·to·tal·er

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