: a person chosen to abstain from intoxicants (such as alcohol) so as to transport others safely who are not abstaininghad some nonalcoholic champagne on hand for the designated drivers
Examples of designated driver in a Sentence
Recent Examples on the WebGeneral admission, $50 plus fees; VIP, $80 plus fees; designated driver and shuttle tickets, $15 plus fees.
Gege Reed, The Courier-Journal, 2 Mar. 2022 Prices are $20 for military and designated driver or $30 for general admission; commemorative glass included.
Laura Groch, San Diego Union-Tribune, 5 Dec. 2021 Tickets are $50 in advance and $55 at the door; designated driver tickets are $20.
Annie Alleman, chicagotribune.com, 3 Sep. 2020
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