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
Lender spent the most in at least nine years on card rewards Profit falls 33% as expenses climb, revenue is little changed Wooing those affluent credit-card customers is getting expensive.
Instacart is offering customers a free one-year subscription of Instacart Express, but that offer expires Friday.
To show Mount Washington their appreciation, the store planned to give each customer a free doughnut Tuesday, according to Facebook.
Without healthy customers subsidizing the sick, premiums and other costs would soar for plans that accept chronically ill patients, experts said.
The Echo Look, Echo Show, Fire TV set, and Dash Wand have expanded its reach among Amazon customers, but the U11 represents a whole new game.
The law’s sponsors had hoped to achieve universal health insurance, but retreated from that ambitious goal in large part because insurers wanted to keep non-elderly customers.
Additionally, one lucky customer will win free ice cream for life.
In April, Walmart began offering a pickup discount on certain online-only items that customers can have shipped to a local store for pick up.
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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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