ha·​bi·​tué | \ hə-ˈbi-chə-ˌwā How to pronounce habitué (audio) , ha-, -ˌbi-chə-ˈwā\
variants: or less commonly habitue

Definition of habitué

1 : a person who may be regularly found in or at a particular place or kind of place café habitués
2 : devotee an Internet habitué

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Synonyms & Antonyms for habitué


addict, aficionado (also afficionado), buff, bug, devotee, enthusiast, fan, fanatic, fancier, fiend, fool, freak, head, hound, junkie (also junky), lover, maniac, maven (also mavin), nut, sucker



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Examples of habitué in a Sentence

confirmed habitués of the theater, they support serious dramas as well as comedies and musicals a confirmed habitué of the country club, she keeps tabs on who's having an affair

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Expecting the slow but steady ramp-up of in-the-know habitues and farsighted home buyers to continue as more stylish businesses and artist communities settle there, Frey has decided to open her studio to the public. Leilani Marie Labong, SFChronicle.com, "How one SF artist is betting big on the Bayview district," 26 June 2018 Warren Hinckle, San Francisco watering hole habitue, and basset hound Bentley belly up to the bar at the old Pipeline. Sam Whiting, San Francisco Chronicle, "Remembering Warren Hinckle, bar by bar," 10 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of habitué

1818, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for habitué

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

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The first known use of habitué was in 1818

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English Language Learners Definition of habitué

: a person who is often at a specified place

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to take the place or position of

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