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Definition of "teetotal" [tee•to•tal]

  • Of, relating to, or practicing complete abstinence from alcoholic beverages. (adjective)
  • Total; absolute. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "teetotal" in a sentence
  • "He was an habitual drunkard, his greatest boast being that he had once been "teetotal" for"
  • "In was not until 1832 that at Preston under the advocacy of Joseph Livesay total abstainers first appeared, and the word "teetotal", applied to abstinence, came into general use."
  • "Warpington, eleven according to the Loftus Arms, from which it issued, the owner of which was not on happy terms with his "teetotal" vicar."