non·drink·er | \ˌnän-ˈdriŋ-kər \

Definition of nondrinker 

: a person who abstains from alcoholic beverages

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nondrinking \ˌnän-ˈdriŋ-kiŋ \ adjective

Synonyms & Antonyms for nondrinker


abstainer, teetotaler (or teetotaller)


bibber, drinker

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Examples of nondrinker in a Sentence

a variety of nonalcoholic drinks for the nondrinkers at the party

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Overall, the group included 270 nondrinkers, 614 moderate drinkers and 160 heavy drinkers. Susan Scutti, CNN, "Drinkers have more bad mouth bacteria, study finds," 23 Apr. 2018 Some gulp with pickles still in the jar, irking nondrinkers. Julie Jargon, WSJ, "Done Hiding Their Shameful Secret, Pickle-Juice Drinkers Go Public," 28 June 2018 The mouths of people who routinely drank one or more alcoholic beverages each day contained an overabundance of bad bacteria and a smaller amount of good bacteria than those of nondrinkers, new research has found. Susan Scutti, CNN, "Drinkers have more bad mouth bacteria, study finds," 23 Apr. 2018 With an area stocked with low tables for children, this beer hall is particularly suited for drinkers and nondrinkers alike. Michael Bauer, San Francisco Chronicle, "Wursthall in San Mateo at its best with beer & brat," 18 May 2018 The team plotted the results on graphs to better see which bacteria stood out among the drinkers in comparison with nondrinkers. Susan Scutti, CNN, "Drinkers have more bad mouth bacteria, study finds," 23 Apr. 2018 But many studies have found that coffee drinkers typically have lower risks of various diseases than nondrinkers do, explained Marilyn Cornelis, the lead researcher on the new work. Amy Norton,, "Coffee may affect metabolism more than previously thought," 21 Mar. 2018 Admission also includes one Cahaba Brewing Company beer (or water or Coca-Cola for nondrinkers) and music by Act of Congress., "28 Birmingham food festivals to put on your 2018 calendar," 31 Jan. 2018 Most glaringly, in his view: lifetime nondrinkers, particularly in the U.S., are relatively rare. Laura Entis, Fortune, "Is Moderate Drinking Good for Your Health? The Science Is Confusing," 15 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of nondrinker

1899, in the meaning defined above

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