[ bahy-er ]
/ ˈbaɪ ər /


a person who buys; purchaser.
a purchasing agent, as for a department or chain store.

Origin of buyer

First recorded in 1150–1200, buyer is from the Middle English word beger, bier. See buy, -er1

Can be confused

buyer byre pyre Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for buyer


/ (ˈbaɪə) /


a person who buys; purchaser; customer
a person employed to buy merchandise, materials, etc, as for a shop or factory

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