Sent my casuals to the cleaners.
An example of casual clothing is jeans and a t-shirt.
An example of a casual date is meeting someone for coffee.
An example of a casual encounter is happening to see someone at the movies.
A casual visit.
A casual inspection; a casual understanding of French.
A casual worker.
A casual acquaintance.
They only had casual meetings.
The purchase of donuts was just a casual expense.
Other Word Forms
Origin of casual
- Middle English casuel due to chance, unpredictable from Old French from Latin cāsuālis from cāsus event case1
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle French casuel, from Late Latin cāsuālis (“happening by chance”), from Latin cāsus (“event”), from cadere (“to fall”).