Casual meaning

kăzho͝o-əl
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Occurring or being such by chance.
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Showing little interest or concern; nonchalant.
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One that serves or appears at irregular intervals, especially a temporary worker.
noun
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Casualwear.

Sent my casuals to the cleaners.

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A soldier temporarily attached to a unit while awaiting permanent assignment.
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The definition of casual is someone or something relaxed, occasional, not planned or informal.

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.

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Happening by chance; not planned; incidental.

A casual visit.

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One who does something only occasionally or temporarily, esp. a casual worker.
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Not serious or thorough; superficial.

A casual inspection; a casual understanding of French.

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Happening, active, etc. at irregular intervals; occasional.

A casual worker.

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Slight or superficial.

A casual acquaintance.

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Shoes, clothes, etc. designed for informal occasions.
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(mil.) A person temporarily attached to a unit, awaiting a permanent assignment or transportation.
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Happening by chance.

They only had casual meetings.

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Coming without regularity; occasional or incidental.

The purchase of donuts was just a casual expense.

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He was just a casual worker.

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Happening or coming to pass without design.
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Designed for informal use.
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(UK, New Zealand) A worker who is only working for a company occasionally, not as its permanent employee.
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A soldier temporarily at a place of duty, usually en route to another place of duty.
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(UK) A member of a group of football hooligans who wear expensive designer clothing to avoid police attention; see Casual (subculture).
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One who receives relief for a night in a parish to which he does not belong; a vagrant.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
casual
Plural:
casuals

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”).

    From Wiktionary