- a person who buys; purchaser.
- a purchasing agent, as for a department or chain store.
Origin of buyer
Examples from the Web for buyer
Paddle8 works better than a smaller regional auction house because it is nimbler and its costs—to the seller and buyer—are lower.William, Kate, and Jay Z’s Favorite Art Star: Alexander Gilkes' World of Rock Stars and Royalty
December 10, 2014
Jefferson wanted the land sold to the public to be a source of one-time revenue and a permanent holding for the buyer.In the Future We'll All Be Renters: America's Disappearing Middle Class
August 10, 2014
“A buyer can have a wrapped packet in his hand within three to 30 minutes,” she says.As Iran’s Marijuana Trade Thrives, Is It Becoming a Nation of Stoners?
August 10, 2014
Moreover, the buyer of the farms, the bank later claimed to have discovered (though has not proven), was also the owner.Britain’s KGB Sugar Daddy
March 7, 2014
If the buyer prefered to avoid that route, well, Danny says he would be reluctant to sell the firearm.People Are Using Instagram to Sell Their Guns...and It’s Mostly Legal
October 22, 2013
The purchase of that which neither belongs to the seller, nor can belong to the buyer.The Devil's Dictionary
No one, with Pat as buyer, would be able to catch or to keep the General's trade.The Widow O'Callaghan's Boys
But if the price goes down, the buyer sustains a speculative loss.About sugar buying for Jobbers
B. W. Dyer
His interest in it, therefore, is ended when the buyer there pays him the current price.The Fabric of Civilization
"Then I'll leave it, old sweet-tooth," said the buyer, as he moved away.The Scapegoat
- a person who buys; purchaser; customer
- a person employed to buy merchandise, materials, etc, as for a shop or factory
Word Origin and History for buyer
c.1200, biggere "one who purchases," agent noun from buy (v.). Meaning "one whose job is to buy goods for a store" is from 1884. Buyer's market attested from 1886.