Definition of Prohibitionist in English:



  • See prohibition

    • ‘These laws were justified by an unholy alliance of liquor wholesalers, bricks-and-mortar retailers, and Prohibitionists as being necessary to keep booze out of the hands of minors.’
    • ‘Five years of Prohibition have had, at least, this one benign effect: they have completely disposed of all the favorite arguments of the Prohibitionists.’
    • ‘Finally, the most ardent Prohibitionists are starting to suffer for their zealotry.’
    • ‘‘Mother’ was an unyielding moralist, a militant Prohibitionist, a staunch defender of the Sunday blue laws, and a devoted churchgoer opposed to the theory of evolution, to Italian opera, and to nude statues.’
    • ‘It almost makes one think that the Prohibitionists had it right.’