An example of a wont is the baptizing of a baby in a Catholic family.
An example of to wont is to be used to waking up each morning at 6 a.m.
An example of wont used as an adjective is in the phrase, "wont to desire ice cream," which means likely to want some ice cream.
Chaotic as holidays are wont to be.
He was wont to rise early.
He is wont to complain loudly about his job.
Like a 60-yard Percy Harvin touchdown run or a Joe Haden interception return, Urban Meyer's jaw-dropping resignation Saturday was, as he's wont to say, “a game-changer." "” Sunday December 27, 2009, Stewart Mandel, INSIDE COLLEGE FOOTBALL, Meyer's shocking resignation rocks college coaching landscape.
Origin of wont
- Middle English past participle of wonen to be used to, dwell won1
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Origin uncertain: apparently a conflation of wone and wont (participle adjective, below).
- Old English Ä¡ewunod, past participle of Ä¡ewunian.