habitué

[ huh-bich-oo-ey, -bich-oo-ey; French a-bee-twey ]
/ həˈbɪtʃ uˌeɪ, -ˌbɪtʃ uˈeɪ; French a biˈtweɪ /
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noun, plural ha·bit·u·és [huh-bich-oo-eyz, -bich-oo-eyz; French a-bee-twey] /həˈbɪtʃ uˌeɪz, -ˌbɪtʃ uˈeɪz; French a biˈtweɪ/.

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
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habitué

/ (həˈbɪtjʊˌeɪ) /

noun

a frequent visitor to a place

Word Origin for habitué

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

habitue


n.

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

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