I. regular reg‧u‧lar 1 [ˈregjlə ǁ -ər] adjective
1. happening at the same time each day, month, year etc, usually quite often:

• At least the job guarantees you a regular income.

• Payments should be made at regular intervals, preferably weekly.

• Make sure you back up the data on a regular basis.

2. [only before a noun] especially AmE of a normal or standard size or amount:

• We offer three sizes: small, regular and large.

• Save 30% off the regular price.

3. regular customer/​client a customer who always goes to the same shop or uses the same service:

• A discount is available to our regular customers.

4. regular staff/​employees HUMAN RESOURCES people who work for a company for the whole of the working day or week, not for just some of the time:

• union fears that casual workers were replacing regular staff

  [m0] II. regular regular 2 noun [countable]
informal a customer who goes to the same shop etc very often:

• She's one of our regulars.

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regular UK US /ˈregjələr/ adjective
happening at the same time each day, week, month, etc. and usually fairly often: »

All staff make regular payments to the pension fund.


I need a job with a regular income.


I would like a job with more regular hours.


Discussions about the direction of the company take place on a regular basis.

[before noun] COMMERCE used to describe someone who often uses something or buys something from the same organization: »

We have a special offer for our regular customers.


The service has over 70,000 regular users.

[before noun] HR used to describe someone who is employed permanently by a company, etc.: »

Temporary workers do not get the same benefits as regular employees.

Compare TEMPORARY(Cf. ↑temporary)
[before noun] HR used to describe work that is permanent: »

She has had plenty of jobs but never been in regular employment.


He gave up his regular job to play in a rock band.

Compare TEMPORARY(Cf. ↑temporary)
COMMERCE ordinary or typical in size or quality: »

Do you want a small, regular, or large coffee?


Try substituting soy milk for regular milk.


The price of regular gasoline has risen steeply.

See also REGULARLY(Cf. ↑regularly)
regular UK US /ˈregjələr/ noun INFORMAL
COMMERCE a customer who goes to the same store, restaurant, etc. very often: »

He's a regular at all the fashionable clubs.

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