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Definition of "recidivist" [re•cid•i•vist]

  • One who falls back into prior habits, especially criminal habits; a repeat offender. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "recidivist" in a sentence
  • "I must admit to certain recidivist tendencies where the Guardian is concerned."
  • "A Porirua man described as a recidivist paua thief has been jailed for 12 months on charges relating to poaching on the west coast of Wellington."
  • "I mean the Germans aren't really villains unless you're some kind of recidivist football fan banned from every league ground in Europe, and what's more this song is sung by a German."