Origin of consumer
Examples from the Web for consumer
She appeared to be just a happy American consumer out shopping at a big-box store.The Insane $11 Billion Scam at Retailers’ Return Desks|M.L. Nestel|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Zumbiel Packaging A Kentucky-based manufacturer of paperboard packaging for consumer goods.
What tastes great to an American consumer may not be what folks in China or India would choose to eat or drink.
At some point even the seemingly insatiable American consumer is going to have had his fill.
In exchange for the increase in sales, the dispensaries pay the service, not the consumer.Days Are Numbered for Nestdrop, LA’s ‘Uber for Weed’|Justin Hampton|December 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She does not fasten her Bee, who, dying suddenly of a bite in the neck, offers no resistance to her consumer.The Life of the Spider|J. Henri Fabre
The tariff protects him at the rate of forty per cent, which must be eventually paid by the consumer.Monopolies and the People|D. C. Cloud
This must result in merely enriching the Indian capitalist and punishing the consumer.The Wheel of Fortune|Mahatma Gandhi
But, even eliminating the natural antagonism of the British farmer, there is the consumer to be considered.The Amazing Argentine|John Foster Fraser
Just as they now make their own cotton and other consumer goods, they will in future produce their own iron ware.The Accumulation of Capital|Rosa Luxemburg
British Dictionary definitions for consumer
Word Origin and History for consumer
early 15c., "one who squanders or wastes," agent noun from consume. In economic sense, "one who uses up goods or articles" (opposite of producer) from 1745. Consumer goods is attested from 1890. In U.S., consumer price index calculated since 1919, tracking "changes in the prices paid by urban consumers for a representative basket of goods and services" [Bureau of Labor Statistics]; abbreviation CPI is attested by 1971.
Science definitions for consumer
Culture definitions for consumer
Someone who purchases a good for personal use.