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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A usual thing to do. Also: made especially for someone.

Usage examples (36)
  • No written law has ever been more binding than unwritten custom supported by popular opinion.
  • I have given this tailor my custom for many years
  • This custom is almost universal, even to the present day.
  • Just because the custom is also very much built-in to human behavior, so what? for more
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  • It is the "custom" (the usual way of doing things) to wear a "costume" (special clothing worn in a play or masquerade) to this kind of party.
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