bun-puncher
   British
   a person who never drinks intoxicants
   Army usage, in a society where abstention from intoxicants can be as taboo as drunkenness in civilian life:
    If a teetotaller he was known as a 'charwallah', 'bun-puncher' or 'wad-shifter'. (F. Richards, 1933)

How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms. . 2014.

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