customer

noun cus·tom·er \ ˈkə-stə-mər \

Definition of customer

1 :one that purchases a commodity or service
  • The customer used a credit card for the purchase.
2 :an individual usually having some specified distinctive trait
  • a real tough customer
  • … let me give you the advice of an old and world-weary customer.
  • —Flannery O'Connor

Examples of customer in a Sentence

  1. She is one of our best customers.

  2. She's a pretty cool customer.

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Origin and Etymology of customer

Middle English custumer, from custume — see 1custom



CUSTOMER Defined for English Language Learners

customer

noun

Definition of customer for English Language Learners

  • : someone who buys goods or services from a business

  • : a person who has a particular quality


CUSTOMER Defined for Kids

customer

noun cus·tom·er \ ˈkə-stə-mər \

Definition of customer for Students

:a person who buys from or uses the services of a company especially regularly

Law Dictionary

customer

noun cus·to·mer

legal Definition of customer

1 :a person or business that purchases a commodity or service
2 a :a person or entity having an account with a bank or on whose behalf the bank has agreed to collect items
b :a person or entity for whom an issuer issues a letter of credit


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