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habitué

noun ha·bi·tué \hə-ˈbi-chə-ˌwā, ha-, -ˌbi-chə-ˈ\

Simple Definition of habitué

  • : a person who is often at a specified place

Full Definition of habitué

  1. 1 :  a person who may be regularly found in or at a particular place or kind of place <café habitués>

  2. 2 :  devotee <an Internet habitué>

Examples of habitué

  1. <confirmed habitués of the theater, they support serious dramas as well as comedies and musicals>

  2. <a confirmed habitué of the country club, she keeps tabs on who's having an affair>



Variants of habitué

also ha·bi·tue play \hə-ˈbi-chə-ˌwā, ha-, -ˌbi-chə-ˈ\

Origin of habitué

French, from past participle of habituer to frequent, from Late Latin habituare to habituate, from Latin habitus


First Known Use: 1818


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