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[huh-bich-oo-ey, -bich-oo-ey; French a-bee-twey] /həˈbɪtʃ uˌeɪ, -ˌbɪtʃ uˈeɪ; French a biˈtweɪ/
noun, plural habitués
[huh-bich-oo-eyz, -bich-oo-eyz; French a-bee-twey] /həˈbɪtʃ uˌeɪz, -ˌbɪtʃ uˈeɪz; French a biˈtweɪ/ (Show IPA)
a frequent or habitual visitor to a place:
a habitué of art galleries.
Origin of habitué
1810-20; < French, noun use of masculine past participle of habituer < Late Latin habituāre. See habituate Unabridged
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Examples from the web for habitue
  • It is said he is a confirmed morphine habitue and his mind has been falling ever since he was arrested a couple of months ago.
  • When the mood possessed him he could be as entertaining a companion as any club habitue.
British Dictionary definitions for habitue


a frequent visitor to a place
Word Origin
C19: from French, from habituer to frequent
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Word Origin and History for habitue

1818, from French habitué, noun use of past participle of habituer "accustom," from Late Latin habituari (see habituate).

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