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or tee·to·tal·ler  (tē′tōt′l-ər) also tee·to·tal·ist (-ĭst)
One who abstains completely from alcoholic beverages.

tee·to′tal·ism n.
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(tiˈtoʊt l ər, ˈtiˌtoʊt-)

also tee•to′tal•ist,

a person who abstains from intoxicating drink.
Also, esp. Brit.,tee•to′tal•ler.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.teetotaler - a total abstainer
abstinent, nondrinker, abstainer - a person who refrains from drinking intoxicating beverages
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References in classic literature ?
In fact, he was even a teetotaler sometimes-- when it was judicious to be one.
I find that the Count Angelo Capello is opposed to our creed--is a teetotaler, in fact, and was not intending to apply for membership with us.
"He's a good fellow, anyway, if he is a teetotaler!" "Drink his health!" "Give him a rouser, and no heeltaps!"
His ticket includes his food; and (being, thank God, a teetotaler) he won't waste your money in buying liquor on board.
But there is this horror about alcoholism in a sincere teetotaler: that he pictures and expects that psychological inferno from which he has warned others.
The husband was a teetotaler, there was no other woman, and the conduct complained of was that he had drifted into the habit of winding up every meal by taking out his false teeth and hurling them at his wife, which, you will allow, is not an action likely to occur to the imagination of the average story-teller.
"I am no teetotaler," he explained; "but for the life o' me I canna bide beer or whusky."
He was no teetotaler, and welcomed a stiff nip any time when it was wet work in the boats.
One day he rode into town on a favorite mule, and, hitching the beast on the sunny side of a street, in front of a saloon, he went inside in his character of teetotaler, to apprise the barkeeper that wine is a mocker.
Radcliffe, who has been a teetotaler since 2010, added that it is not a real pressure but it is a pressure of living with the thought that people saying that he is not going to have a career.
Started as a dancer and is an ultra- fit teetotaler. Flirted with an acting career during Take That's lay-off but then returned to college to study psychology, biology, history and sociology..
Watch a dapper Simon Callow put Ravel on the record player to release the inner voluptuousness of a pale, prim fellow (who, when urged to play the scene as though he's drunk on life, protests, "But I'm a teetotaler!").