verb (used with object), wont, wont or wont·ed, wont·ing.
verb (used without object), wont, wont or wont·ed, wont·ing.
Origin of wont
Examples from the Web for wont
Forgive my candor, though such is my wont, but much like that moose on a spit, Bernie is dead.
The U.K. tabloids, as is their wont, have branded her “shameless,” “sordid,” and “the scourge of society.”The X Factor of Sex Invades Britain: Rebecca More’s ‘Sex Tour’ Enrages UK Politicians|Marlow Stern|October 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It has been, as contestants on TV talent shows are wont to say, a “journey.”Angelina Jolie's Wedding Dress Was Crazy Brilliant|Tim Teeman|September 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Allen responded with his own op-ed in the Times, and the media, as is their wont, proceeded to pick sides.Woody Allen on ‘Magic in the Moonlight,’ the Crisis in Gaza, and Those Allegations|Marlow Stern|July 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
As celebrities on the movie promotion circuit are wont to do, Cameron Diaz is hawking her latest cause celebre.Waxing: Damned if You Do and Damned if You Don’t: How Pubic Hair Became Political|Emily Shire|April 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It seemed to Polly that the days fairly crept by, instead of galloping past as they had been wont to do in the last three years.Polly's Southern Cruise|Lillian Elizabeth Roy
Thus James, more petulantly than was his wont, from his chair below the green-shaded lamp.The Whirligig of Time|Wayland Wells Williams
I wont describe to you the progress of our love, or the wrath of my Uncle Edward when he discovered that it still continued.The Paris Sketch Book of Mr. M. A. Titmarsh: The Irish Sketch Book|William Makepeace Thackeray
By this standard legislative bodies have been wont to judge the exigency of this mighty question.
Maybe they all send and wont receive or all receive and wont send.The Radio Detectives in the Jungle|A. Hyatt Verrill
Word Origin for wont
"accustomed," Old English wunod, past participle of wunian "to dwell, be accustomed," from Proto-Germanic *wun- "to be content, to rejoice" (cf. Old Saxon wunon, Old Frisian wonia "to dwell, remain, be used to," Old High German wonen, German wohnen "to dwell;" related to Old English winnan, gewinnan "to win" (see win) and to wean. The noun meaning "habitual usage, custom" is attested from c.1300.
contraction of will not, first recorded mid-15c. as wynnot, later wonnot (1580s) before the modern form emerged 1660s. See will.