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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

One who favors the banning by law of the manufacture and sale of alcoholic beverages.

Usage examples (32)
  • In the 1930s, it was common to see a prohibitionist on a street corner holding a sign about the evils of alcohol.
  • Fredoso seems more intellectually honest than your average prohibitionist, which is not a very high bar.
  • Yes, I'm a "prohibitionist" because I don't think that we should laugh and excuse someone who's driving drunk until they kill someone.
  • As it happens, Woodrow Wilson was not a prohibitionist. for more
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