customs

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English[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈkʌs.təmz/
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Etymology 1[edit]

Plural of custom. Perhaps influenced by or taken as a corruption of customhouse, from Middle English custome hous.

Noun[edit]

customs (countable and uncountable, plural customs)

  1. (in the plural) The duties or taxes imposed on imported or exported goods.
    Customs of £200 were due on all the wine we took back from France.
  2. (in the singular or uncountable) The government department or agency that is authorised to collect the taxes imposed on imported goods.
    Customs stopped us in the airport for an inspection.
  3. The process of going through customs checks at a border checkpoint.
    They usually don't care about customs, but she was clearly planning on selling most of it.
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Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Noun[edit]

customs

  1. plural of custom

Verb[edit]

customs

  1. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of custom