from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One who does not drink alcoholic beverages.

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  • n. One who does not drink alcohol; a teetotaler

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a person who refrains from drinking intoxicating beverages


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  • It was a question only a nondrinker could have raised.


  • Villa -- a nondrinker despite his freewheeling sexual exploits -- called Huerta el borrachito ( "the little drunkard") while Huerta caustically referred to Villa as "the honorary general."

    The Mexican Revolution: a nation in flux - part 1 (1910-20)

  • An “adamant nondrinker,” he hated Chinese cuisine and, on being invited to a presidential banquet, took along a loaf of bread to eat.

    The Last Empress

  • If they happen to a nondrinker, you have to at least assume they're going to start out thinking the absolute worst about you.

    ana-ng Diary Entry

  • She explains: For the first time ever, I think, I was really honest about who I actually was and what I wanted: bookish, professional, a nondrinker.

    First Comes Marriage

  • It was a must that he be a nondrinker, a nonsmoker, and a complete vegetarian.

    First Comes Marriage

  • The Utah liquor commission's chairman, a nondrinker named Sam Granato, said the commission is responding to a demographic shift.

    Utah on Verge of a Tippling Point

  • View Slideshow According to his MySpace page, the 41-year-old San Bruno, California, resident is single, a Sagittarius, a nonsmoker and nondrinker, and counts an online stripper among his six friends.

    MySpace Faces a Perp Problem

  • It was shown that: (1) the level of the TIQ salsolinol increases significantly in the urine of the moderate drinker of alcohol in comparison to the nondrinker;14 and (2) following the ingestion of similar amounts of alcohol, the amount of urinary output of a variety of TIQs increases more in the alcoholic than in the nonalcoholic.15

    Alcohol and The Addictive Brain

  • The profile page features nine photographs of Biryukova and describes her as 30 years old, a nonsmoker and nondrinker who can "speak fluent Russian, Ukrainian and English" and lives in Redmond.

    The Seattle Times

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