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habit (HAB it) (s) (noun), habits (pl)
1. A pattern of behavior that is repeated frequently: "Moles have the habit of burrowing in the earth."
2. An action that reflects the customs and manners of a group of individuals: "Where did the habit of shaking hands originate?"
3. A repeated mannerism that is exhibited either publicly or privately: "Sam has that awful habit of picking his teeth in public."
4. Clothing that is distinctive to a religious organization or for a particular activity; such as, hunting: "Each order of nuns wears its own special habit."
5. Etymology: from Latin habitus, meaning both "condition" and "dress"; since in ancient times one's dress usually represented a person's condition or position in life.
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(Greek: custom, habit; character, manners; usage)
(Latin: custom, habit, manner)
(the state of being enslaved to a habit or practice or to something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming, as narcotics, to such an extent that its cessation causes severe trauma)
(Unknown origin: act or habit of showing off)
(Latin: to dwell, to live; have, hold; that which may be easily handled, is suitable, fit properly; clothing)
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creature of habit
Anyone who always wants to do the same thing in the same way.
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