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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.
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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
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British Dictionary definitions for habitué

habitué
/ (həˈbɪtjʊˌeɪ) /

noun
a frequent visitor to a place

Word Origin for habitué

C19: from French, from habituer to frequent
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