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dry
  • noun
    A person in favor of the prohibition of alcohol. (‘So far, then, as the liquor issue may figure in the campaign,’ the Century editorialized, ‘the drys can have nothing but opposition to the Democratic campaign’.)
    adjective
    Free from moisture or liquid; not wet or moist. (the jacket kept me warm and dry)
    Bare or lacking adornment.
    (of a joke or sense of humor) subtle, expressed in a matter-of-fact way, and having the appearance of being unconscious or unintentional. (he delighted his friends with a dry, covert sense of humor)
    Prohibiting the sale or consumption of alcoholic drink. (Indiana stayed dry after the end of prohibition)
    (of an alcoholic drink) not sweet. (a dry, medium-bodied red wine)

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