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"designated driver" in British English

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designated drivernoun [ C ]

uk /ˌdez.ɪɡ.neɪ.tɪd ˈdraɪ.vər/ us /ˌdez.ɪɡ.neɪ.t̬ɪd ˈdraɪ.vɚ/

(Definition of “designated driver” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"designated driver" in American English

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designated drivernoun [ C ]

someone in a group who avoids drinks containing alcohol while others are drinking and is then able to drive the others home safely from a social event

(Definition of “designated driver” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)