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Meaning of CUSTOMER

Pronunciation:  'kustumur

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[n]  someone who pays for goods or services

CUSTOMER is a 8 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: client
 See Also: business relation, buyer, consumer, disburser, emptor, expender, frequenter, guest, john, patron, policyholder, purchaser, reader, shopper, spender, subscriber, taker, vendee, warrantee, whoremaster, whoremonger



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Cus"tom*er\ (k[u^]s"t[u^]m*[~e]r), n. [A doublet of
customary, a.: cf. LL. custumarius toll gatherer. See
1. One who collect customs; a toll gatherer. [Obs.]

         The customers of the small or petty custom and of
         the subsidy do demand of them custom for kersey
         cloths.                               --Hakluyt.

2. One who regularly or repeatedly makes purchases of a
   trader; a purchaser; a buyer.

         He has got at last the character of a good customer;
         by this means he gets credit for something
         considerable, and then never pays for it.

3. A person with whom a business house has dealings; as, the
   customers of a bank. --J. A. H. Murray.

4. A peculiar person; -- in an indefinite sense; as, a queer
   customer; an ugly customer. [Colloq.] --Dickens.

5. A lewd woman. [Obs.] --Shak.

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