Definition of habitué in English:

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Pronunciation: /həˈbiCHəˌwā/


A resident of or frequent visitor to a particular place: his uncle was a habitué of the French theater
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  • 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 client, regular patron, familiar face, regular, patron, frequenter, haunter


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

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Syllabification: ha·bit·u·é

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