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
She is one of our best customers.
She's a pretty cool customer.
Recent Examples of customer from the Web
Pearl Jensen, 84, has greeted customers at the town store for more than 40 years and worked for the Brengles more than 30 years.
At the same time, customers get the kind of amenities the bigger banks offer - online banking, remote deposit capture and other services.
These opponents argue that any parking spots lost to bike lanes will translate to fewer customers for local eateries, bookstores and other retail shops.
Exports surged to a record $177 billion last year, with U.S. customers accounting for about $42 billion of that -- more than double compared with five years ago.
The new feature, known as Digits, is rolling out to all customers, the company said Thursday.
Rocket Lab hopes to get its prices as low as $5 million per launch, providing an alternative to ride-sharing for hundreds of customers who want to launch smaller payloads.
The table was within inches of customers, and Bacon voted to drag it 10 feet away, beyond earshot.
Expansion will come, but not at the expense of quality or customer experience.
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Origin and Etymology of customer
Middle English custumer, from custume —see 1custom
First Known Use: 15th century
CUSTOMER Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of customer for Students
: a person who buys from or uses the services of a company especially regularly
Legal Definition of customer
1 : a person or business that purchases a commodity or service
2a : 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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