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noun custom pronunciation in British English /ˈkʌstəm/
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  1. 1
    [countable/uncountable] something that people do that is traditional or usual
    the custom of doing something:

    the custom of kissing under the mistletoe

    1. a.
      something that a particular person regularly does

      On Wednesday evening, as was his custom, he went down to the village.

  2. 2
    [uncountable] British the practice of buying goods or services from a particular shop or company

    Several restaurants compete for tourists’ custom.


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