Habitue definition

hə-bĭcho͝o-ā, hə-bĭcho͝o-ā
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One who frequents a particular place, especially a place offering a specific pleasurable activity.
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A person who frequents a certain place or places.

A habitué of downtown nightclubs.

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One who frequents a place; a denizen or regular.

A month ago the new smoking ban turned thousands of bar-room habitues into reluctant exiles from their usual corner seat.

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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
habitue
Plural:
habitus, habitues

Origin of habitue

  • French from past participle of habituer to accustom, frequent from Old French from Late Latin habituārī to be in a condition habituate

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Borrowing from French habitué past participle of habituer (“to frequent”), from Late Latin habituare (“to habituate”), from Latin habitus. Date: 1818

    From Wiktionary