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American Sign Language: "habit"

The sign for "habit" sort of reminds me of the idea of being "chained" or "bound" to a particular activity.
This sign can mean "accustomed to" or "used to." The sign moves straight down.


Memory hint: The activities you are "handcuffed to."

Sample sentence: "Do you have any habits?" = HABIT ANY YOU?


There is a version of this sign that I label as "ACCUSTOMED- to." It starts with an open dominant hand which changes into a "closed" hand.  Lots of people use this sign to mean "habit."

HABIT / accustomed-to:


You may see this sign done with a "T" on the dominant hand, if so, it means: "tradition."

Also of possible interest:  HABIT-[religious_garment]

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