• A worker who is only working for a company occasionally, not as its permanent employee.
  • A soldier temporarily at a place of duty, usually en route to another place of duty.
  • A member of a group of football hooligans who wear expensive designer clothing to avoid police attention; see casual (subculture).
  • One who receives relief for a night in a parish to which he does not belong; a vagrant.
  • A player of casual games.
  • A person whose engagement with media is relaxed or superficial.
  • A tramp.


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  • From Middle French casuel, from Late Latin cāsuālis ("happening by chance"), from Latin cāsus ("event") (English case), from cadere (whence English cadence).

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