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


DESIGNATED DRIVER Defined for English Language Learners

designated driver

noun

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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