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English definition of “usual”

usual

noun [S]     /ˈjuː.ʒu.əl/ informal
Someone's usual is the drink, especially an alcoholic one, which they most often have, for example when in a bar: A gin and tonic for my dad, and I'll have the/my usual.Alcohol - general words
(Definition of usual noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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