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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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Noun1.teetotalist - a total abstainer
abstinent, nondrinker, abstainer - a person who refrains from drinking intoxicating beverages
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A century ago, when the teetotalist movement was strong -- and it was so strong in the United States that Prohibition was established there in January 1920 and lasted until December 1933 -- it would have been unthinkable for a committed teetotaller to have shares in a brewery, or a vineyard, or a chain of hotels.
The dominant role in making alcohol problems a public concern was from the very beginning played by the new, teetotalist temperance movement, rooted in the Anglo-Saxon tradition, closely related to the revivalist church, and for a long time the largest of the new popular movements.