[ 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.
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Origin of habitué
First recorded in 1810–20; from French, noun use of masculine past participle of habituer, from Late Latin habituāre; see habituate
Words nearby habitué
habitual, habitually, habituate, habituation, habitude, habitué, habitus, haboob, Habsburg, habu, habutai
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How to use habitué in a sentence
The spirit of our time and of our country knows no such thing, but the habitue of "society" hears constantly of "a good family."
Time after time I have seen him committed to prison, until he became a hopeless prison habitue.London's Underworld|Thomas Holmes
She was not such an habitue of the theatre as not to be intensely interested with what was enacted before her.A Book of Ghosts|Sabine Baring-Gould
We got out our bacon and crackers and enjoyed a supper that no habitue of a Delmonico could have relished more.From Bull Run to Appomattox|Luther W. Hopkins
Without being a habitue of the theater, I have enjoyed it from time to time all along my life-road.Old Times in Dixie Land|Caroline E. Merrick
British Dictionary definitions for habitué
/ (həˈbɪtjʊˌeɪ) /
a frequent visitor to a place
Word Origin for habitué
C19: from French, from habituer to frequent
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