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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Definitions for habitué

  1. One who frequents a particular place, especially a place offering a specific pleasurable activity.

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Citations for habitué
Knicks habitués, for example, were beside themselves when erstwhile James disciples turned on him in light of his subpar numbers; they prayed that the unwarranted knee-jerk reaction would make the King abandon any plans of re-upping with the Cavaliers and instead look Gothamward for his new home. Anthony L. Cuaycong, "Courtside: MVP James," BusinessWorld Online
The habitués decided that "Bob McAdoo was up to somethin'." A stranger, who had of late frequented Haggin's saloon, also remarked these events. His opinion was given privately to MacPherson. Henry Russell Miller, The Man Higher Up
Origin of habitué
1810-1820
Habitué comes from the French past participle of habituer, "to frequent." The English habituate is closely related.