non·​drink·​er ˌnän-ˈdriŋ-kər How to pronounce nondrinker (audio)
: a person who abstains from alcoholic beverages
nondrinking adjective

Example Sentences

a variety of nonalcoholic drinks for the nondrinkers at the party
Recent Examples on the Web The event is 21 and up, and even nondrinkers need a ticket for entry. Adele Chapin, Washington Post, 22 Apr. 2022 For example, light and moderate drinkers have been determined to be healthier than nondrinkers according to a range of health indicators, including dental hygiene, exercise routines, diet, weight and income. L'oreal Thompson Payton, Fortune Well, 5 Apr. 2023 Stockwell said comparisons of moderate drinkers with nondrinkers were flawed for numerous reasons. Roni Caryn Rabin,, 4 Apr. 2023 Complex, nuanced and flavorful, these new beverages are increasingly popular with drinkers and nondrinkers alike as more of us choose to take a break—occasional or more long-term—from alcohol. Paul Croughton, Robb Report, 2 Apr. 2023 Meanwhile, men who had three or more drinks per day saw an elevated risk compared to male lifetime nondrinkers. Aria Bendix, NBC News, 31 Mar. 2023 Studies indicate that for postmenopausal women, just one drink a day raises their risk of breast cancer by up to 9 percent compared with nondrinkers. The Week Staff, The Week, 19 Mar. 2023 Bara is also a nondrinker. Washington Post, 30 Dec. 2021 Sprague and Barnes Zesati, a therapist who will mark five years as a nondrinker in April, remained close after graduating from the University of Texas at Austin. Washington Post, 17 Dec. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1899, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nondrinker was in 1899

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“Nondrinker.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Jun. 2023.

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