buyer

noun
buy·​er | \ ˈbī(-ə)r How to pronounce buyer (audio) \
plural buyers

Definition of buyer

1 : 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.
2 : a person who has charge of the selection, purchasing, pricing, and display of the merchandise of a retail store

First Known Use of buyer

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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

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buyer

noun

English Language Learners Definition of buyer

: someone who buys something
: someone whose job is to choose and buy the goods that a store will sell

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