Correct spelling


Correct spelling, explanation: we spell habit with one consonant b because the word derives from Latin habitus meaning custom. Habbit is incorrect because spelling with double b.

Definition of habit:
1. noun, a custom, something we are used to doing, usual practice, may be positive or negative
She has a habit of waking up at 8 o’clock every day.
Jack had a bad habit of smoking.
2. noun, a long piece of clothing worn by monks or nuns
Mother Teresa’s habit was white and blue.

Idioms and phrases with habit:
to kick the habit, to give up a bad habit: The purpose of that organisation is to help drug addicts to kick the habit.
to get into the habit of doing something, to start to do something, to get used to a new habit: She got into the habit of healthy cooking really quickly.
My New Year’s resolution is to get into the habit of going to the gym regularly.

Incorrect spelling


Incorrect spelling, explanation: because of its origin, the word habit should be spelled with only one b.