habitué

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ha·bit·u·é

 (hə-bĭch′o͞o-ā′, hə-bĭch′o͞o-ā′)
n.
One who frequents a particular place, especially a place offering a specific pleasurable activity.

[French, from past participle of habituer, to accustom, frequent, from Old French, from Late Latin habituārī, to be in a condition; see habituate.]

habitué

(həˈbɪtjʊˌeɪ)
n
a frequent visitor to a place
[C19: from French, from habituer to frequent]

ha•bit•u•é

(həˈbɪtʃ uˌeɪ, -ˌbɪtʃ uˈeɪ)

n.
a frequent or habitual visitor to a place.
[1810–20; < French]

habitué

A French word meaning frequented, used to mean someone who often goes to a particular place.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.habitue - a regular patron; "an habitue of the racetrack"; "a bum who is a Central Park fixture"
frequenter, patron - a regular customer

habitué

noun frequent visitor, regular (informal), frequenter, regular patron, constant customer They were habitués of this bar.
Translations

habitué

habituée [həˈbɪtjʊeɪ] Nasiduo/a m/f, parroquiano/a m/f

habitué

[həˈbɪtʃueɪ] nhabitué(e) m/f

habitué

nregelmäßiger Besucher, regelmäßige Besucherin, Habitué m (geh, Aus); (in pubs etc) → Stammgast m
References in classic literature ?
Each habitue brought his cane, his cloak, his lantern.
Preoccupied by the sufferings he soothed, lost in the depths of prayer, the Abbe de Sponde had periods of abstraction which the habitues of the house regarded as absent-mindedness.
The neighbourhood of Pangbourne, where the quaint little Swan Inn stands, must be as familiar to the HABITUES of the Art Exhibitions as it is to its own inhabitants.
Not only was he gambling as he had never gambled before, but he was gambling at the biggest table in the world and for stakes so large that even the case-hardened habitues of that table were compelled to sit up.
habitues of such a paradise and to be looked upon by them--what is a girl's first dance and short-sleeved tulle compared with this?
It is closed after them, and they are arrested; so that at the end of two or three days they have in their power almost all the HABITUES of the establishment.
Nevertheless, he sought society; for on Sunday, when the ladies Rochefeuille, Monsieur de Houppeville and the new habitues, Onfroy, the chemist, Monsieur Varin and Captain Mathieu, dropped in for their game of cards, he struck the window-panes with his wings and made such a racket that it was impossible to talk.
Constant acquaintance rendered regular habitues callous to the wonder, but to a stranger the sight of Paul tearing over the difficult between-tables course, his hands loaded with two vast pyramids of dishes, shouting as he went the mystic word, 'Comingsarecominginamomentsaresteaksareyessarecomingsare!' was impressive to a degree.
Usually there were three or four visitors, but on this occasion a violent storm sufficiently accounted for the absence of even the most devoted habitues. In the long silences the howling of the wind and the beating of the rain were distinctly audible.
The old bucks and habitues, who ordinarily stand gaping and grinning out of the great front window of the Club, had not arrived at their posts as yet--the newspaper-room was almost empty.
Lors d'une ceremonie qui s'est deroulee au Palais des Congres de la cite ocre, Hammadi Guerroum, critique de cinema et grand habitue du Festival a remis le trophee a Jilali Farhatti, grande figure du cinema marocain.
Je me suis habitue a notre stade [beaucoup plus grand que], a-t-il soutenu.