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The meaning of "designated driver"

" Designated driver "
Someone who agrees not to drink alcohol at a social event in order to be sober enough to drive others home.
It really wasn't my turn to be designated driver this week but I was late arriving and by the time I got there all the others were already drunk.
Where did it originate?:
USA, 1980s
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