Adjective "teetotallers" definition and examples

(Teetotallers may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/tiːˈtəʊt(ə)lə/

Definitions and examples

noun

A person who never drinks alcohol.
  1. 'The 78-year-old former Prime Minister was a teetotaller and wanted to demonstrate that a life of alcohol abstinence could lessen the effects of advancing age.'
  2. 'His mother was a teetotaler and his military veteran father rarely drank.'
  3. 'The survey shows you don't want to be a teetotaler if you want to get on in your job.'
  4. '‘I'm a teetotaller, meself,’ declares the middle-aged Belfast woman seated opposite me.'
  5. 'He is a non-smoker and a teetotaller but has suffered from coronary complications that required surgery over a year ago.'
  6. 'This argument isn't coming from a old-fogey teetotaler.'
  7. 'You don't have to become a teetotaller but limit your drinking to two drinks a day and give yourself one alcohol free day each week.'
  8. '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.'
  9. 'He used to enjoy a few drinks and cigarettes, but he is now a teetotaller.'
  10. 'A teetotaller and non-smoker, he is a keep fit enthusiast.'

More definitions

1. a person who abstains totally from intoxicating drink.

More examples(as adjective)

"benefits can be teetotallers."

Origin

(teetotaler)