customer

[ kuhs-tuh-mer ]
/ ˈkʌs tə mər /

noun

a person who purchases goods or services from another; buyer; patron.
Informal. a person one has to deal with: a tough customer; a cool customer.

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Origin of customer

1400–50; late Middle English; see custom, -er1; compare Middle English customer collector of customs < Anglo-French; Old French costumier, cognate with Medieval Latin custumārius; see customary
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British Dictionary definitions for customer

customer
/ (ˈkʌstəmə) /

noun

a person who buys
informal a person with whom one has dealingsa cool customer
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Idioms and Phrases with customer

customer

see ugly customer.

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