blue ribboner n.
a teetotaller, a total abstainer; also attrib.
|[||Sporting Times 12 Jan. 1/2: The clergyman had warmly espoused the cause of the Blue Ribbon Army].|
|[||‘Blue Ribbon Jane’ [lyrics] She promised to be true to ’er bit o' ribbon blue / An' take but water neat].|
|[||Truth (Sydney) 10 June 2/7: ‘Blue Ribbon Jane, a teetotal donah’ is the subject of one of Mr Chevalier’s new songs].|
|Such is Life 168: ‘You’re not a blue-ribboner, I suppose?’ And he tendered the replenished glass to Bob.|
|Courier-News (Bridgewater, NJ) 17 July 1/5: Mrs Shearer makes the greatest root beer ever [...] two dozen bottles of blue ribbon delight.|
|Sun. Times (Perth) 3 Apr. 3rd sect. 17/4: ‘Ginger’ socks away the quids and lets the shickerers lose the steady jobs. Nathless, he isn’t a bigoted blue-ribbon saint.|
|Wash. Times (DC) 9 Jan. 4/3: The prosecutor indicted the blue-ribboner’s beverage [which] contains 8.617 per cent alcohol and that cannot be sold in ‘dry territory’.|
|Mr Standfast (1930) 513: He marched to a cupboard and produced a black bottle and glass. ‘I’m blue-ribbon myself, but ye’ll be the better of something to take the taste out of your mouth.’.|