Barneys New York was the first to carry her and cultivate her customer base.
The first big Snowden disclosure was a court warrant authorizing the collection of all customer information from Verizon.
Do you expect that customer to change at all as a result of the recession?
At the recent Farnborough Air Show it was Fernandez who became the first customer for the new Airbus A330neo, ordering 50 of them.
Senator Levin, the subcommittee chairman, kept comparing Wall Street to a car dealership that sold a customer the wrong car.
Jeff strode happily down the road, and he had cheated his customer in no way.
As I seated myself I saw a customer come up to the front bar.
That afternoon young Darragh located Sard's office and presented himself as a customer.
Only maybe we better just charge it up to customer relations.
The customer is not half so interested in that as he is in himself.
late 14c., "customs official;" later "buyer" (early 15c.), from Anglo-French custumer, from Medieval Latin custumarius, from Latin consuetudinarius (see custom (n.)). More generalized meaning "a person with whom one has dealings" emerged 1540s; that of "a person to deal with" (usually wth an adjective, tough, etc.) is by 1580s. In Shakespeare, the word also can mean "prostitute."
A person; cookie •The word has a tinge of disapproval: a tough customer/ She's a shrewd customer
[1580s+; perhaps an expansion of cuss]