Definitions for: Customer


[n] someone who pays for goods or services



Webster (1913) Definition: Cus"tom*er (k[u^]s"t[u^]m*[~e]r), n. [A doublet of
customary, a.: cf. LL. custumarius toll gatherer. See
Custom.]
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.
--Goldsmith.

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.

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

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