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casual

[ kazh-oo-uhl ]
/ ˈkæʒ u əl /
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adjective
noun
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Origin of casual

First recorded in 1325–75; Middle English, from Latin cāsuālis, equivalent to cāsus case1 + -ālis -al1; replacing Middle English casuel, from Middle French, from Latin as above

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1. See accidental.

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British Dictionary definitions for casual

casual
/ (ˈkæʒjʊəl) /

adjective
noun

Derived forms of casual

casually, adverbcasualness, noun

Word Origin for casual

C14: from Late Latin cāsuālis happening by chance, from Latin cāsus event, from cadere to fall; see case 1
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