Examples of customary in a sentence
He forgot the customary “thank you.”
It is customary to hold the door open for someone who is entering a building behind you.
She dressed in her customary fashion.
He did the work with his customary efficiency.
Origin and Etymology of customary
First Known Use: 1535
Synonym Discussion of customary
CUSTOMARY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of customary for English Language Learners
: usually done in a particular situation or at a particular place or time
: usual or typical of a particular person
CUSTOMARY Defined for Kids
Definition of customary for Students
1 : usual in a particular situation or at a particular place or time <Throwing a … net was the customary method of capture. — Carl Hiaasen, Hoot>
2 : typical of a particular person <She answered with her customary cheerfulness.>
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