teetotalism

noun tee·to·tal·ism \ ˈtē-ˈtō-tᵊl-ˌi-zəm , -ˌtō- \

Definition of teetotalism

: the principle or practice of complete abstinence from alcoholic drinks

teetotalist

play \ˈtē-ˈtō-tᵊl-ist, -ˌtō-\ noun

First Known Use of teetotalism

1834

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