Definition of habitué in English:

Share this entry


Pronunciation: /(h)əˈbɪtjʊeɪ/


A resident of or frequent visitor to a particular place: a habitué of the West End
More example sentences
  • When the elevator doors open, visitors and habitués of this most morbid of environments are assaulted by the aforementioned smell.
  • Then there are the regular habitués who, many moons ago, took up permanent residence along the boulevard's sidewalks.
  • Being long-term habitués of brew-pubs like Smiles ’, we weren't prepared for the achingly trendy, glass-walled, pine-floored and utterly packed establishment we found.
frequent visitor, regular visitor, regular customer, regular patron, regular client, familiar face, regular, patron, frequenter, haunter


Early 19th century: French, literally 'accustomed', past participle of habituer.

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: ha¦bi|tué

Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.