teetotal

adjective
tee·to·tal | \ˈtē-ˈtō-tᵊl, -ˌtō-\

Definition of teetotal 

1 : of, relating to, or practicing teetotalism

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teetotally \ˈtē-ˈtō-tᵊl-ē, -ˌtō- \ adverb

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The adulation heaped on the deal by those who usually excoriate him reportedly thrilled the president, a teetotal non-smoker whose chief addiction is praise. The Economist, "Washington adulteryCan Donald Trump work with Democrats?," 14 Sep. 2017 Pious, teetotal and painfully earnest, Aurangzeb felt the weight of his responsibilities keenly. Maxwell Carter, WSJ, "Last of the Great Mughal Emperors," 28 July 2017

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First Known Use of teetotal

1834, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for teetotal

total + total (abstinence)

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