designated driver

noun

Definition of designated driver

: a person chosen to abstain from intoxicants (such as alcohol) so as to transport others safely who are not abstaining
  • had some nonalcoholic champagne on hand for the designated drivers

First Known Use of designated driver

1982

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DESIGNATED DRIVER Defined for English Language Learners

designated driver

Definition of designated driver for English Language Learners

  • : a person who agrees not to drink alcohol on a particular occasion so that he or she will be able to safely drive around other people who will be drinking alcohol


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