twelve-stepper

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twelve-stepper (plural twelve-steppers)

  1. A person who is or has been a participant in a twelve-step program to recover from addiction.
    • 2005, Poppy Z. Brite, Prime: a Novel, page 130:
      "So are you some kinda twelve-stepper now?" Coop indicated the drink in his hand. [] "I've been to a few meetings, but I'm not a twelve-stepper."
    • 2004, Gigi Levangie Grazer, Maneater, page 1:
      A twelve-stepper already, and can't be more than eighteen, nineteen—what is there to look forward to?
    • 2001, C. D. Payne, Youth in Revolt: the Journals of Nick Twisp, page 323:
      "The turkey smells so marvelously... rustic," commented Taggerty, swigging her sherry like a lapsed twelve-stepper.