buy·​er ˈbī(-ə)r How to pronounce buyer (audio)
plural buyers
: one who buys something
a first-time car buyer
wholesale produce buyers
Let the buyer beware.
The apartment complex was sold to an anonymous buyer.
: a person who has charge of the selection, purchasing, pricing, and display of the merchandise of a retail store

Examples of buyer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Arclight Films is handling worldwide sales for the project and is shopping the film to pre-sale buyers at this year’s Toronto Film Festival. Scott Roxborough, The Hollywood Reporter, 10 Sep. 2023 Once the fruit has made it through the shipping process, it’s sold online to unsuspecting buyers, sometimes for as much as $22 a pound, with dealers making a couple thousand dollars. Tori Latham, Robb Report, 8 Sep. 2023 Bury your foot in the throttle—an exercise few Murano buyers will do frequently—and the CVT spikes the engine revs and holds them there, resulting in a loud, droning growl from under the hood. Drew Dorian, Car and Driver, 8 Sep. 2023 This is an advantage to those who work in larger firms, because the network reaches more agents and therefore more potential buyers. Ryan Conner, Dallas News, 8 Sep. 2023 Controversial hacker and Wikileaks associate Jacob Appelbaum is the subject of a secretive new documentary screening Sept. 10 for buyers in Toronto. Adam Benzine, Variety, 7 Sep. 2023 The power of two chain buyers to make or break a writer’s career has been replaced by the power of one distributor to do so. Cory Doctorow, WIRED, 7 Sep. 2023 But some analysts predict that hybrid sales will surge as would-be electric vehicle buyers worry that the public charging network is inadequate and unreliable. Ben Dooley, New York Times, 7 Sep. 2023 The sale, supporting the BSO and continuing through Sunday, features about 65 Steinway & Sons pianos, displayed for potential buyers along the halls and corridors of Symphony Hall. Elena Giardina,, 7 Sep. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of buyer was in the 13th century

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“Buyer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Sep. 2023.

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