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cus·tom·er

 (kŭs′tə-mər)
n.
1. One that buys goods or services, as from a store or business.
2. Informal An individual with whom one must deal: That teacher is a tough customer.

customer

(ˈkʌstəmə)
n
1. (Commerce) a person who buys
2. informal a person with whom one has dealings: a cool customer.

cus•tom•er

(ˈkʌs tə mər)

n.
1. a person who purchases goods or services from another; buyer; patron.
2. Informal. a person one has dealings with: a tough customer.
[1400–50]

customer

client
1. 'customer'

A customer is someone who buys something, especially from a shop.

She's one of our regular customers.
2. 'client'

A client is a person or company that receives a service from a professional person or organization in return for payment.

A solicitor and his client were sitting at the next table.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.customer - someone who pays for goods or servicescustomer - someone who pays for goods or services
consumer - a person who uses goods or services
buyer, emptor, purchaser, vendee - a person who buys
guest - a customer of a hotel or restaurant etc.
frequenter, patron - a regular customer
policyholder - a person who holds an insurance policy; usually, the client in whose name an insurance policy is written
shopper - someone who visits stores in search of articles to buy
disburser, expender, spender - someone who spends money to purchase goods or services
reader, subscriber - someone who contracts to receive and pay for a service or a certain number of issues of a publication
taker - one who accepts an offer
warrantee - a customer to whom a warrant or guarantee is given
whoremaster, whoremonger, john, trick - a prostitute's customer
business relation - a relation between different business enterprises

customer

noun client, consumer, regular (informal), buyer, patron, shopper, purchaser, habitué Most of our customers have very tight budgets.

customer

noun
1. One who buys goods or services:
2. One who consumes goods and services:
Translations
زبون: شَخص غَريب الأطوارزُبون، عَميلعَمِيل
zákazníkchlápekindividuum
kundetypefyr
مشتری
asiakas
kupacmušterija
ügyfélvevő
náungiviîskiptavinur
顧客
고객
emptor
kupecstranka
kund
ลูกค้า
khách hàng

customer

[ˈkʌstəməʳ]
A. N
1.cliente mf
2. (Brit) → tipo/a m/f, tío/a m/f
he's an awkward customeres un tipo or un tío difícil
ugly customerantipático/a
B. CPD customer profile Nperfil m del cliente
customer service Nservicio m de atención al cliente
customer service department Ndepartamento m de atención al cliente
customer services NPL (= counter) → mostrador m de información y atención al cliente

customer

[ˈkʌstəmər] n
[shop, business] → client(e) m/f
(= person) he's an awkward customer → ce n'est pas quelqu'un de facile, il n'est pas commode
to be a cool customer → être d'un calme à toute épreuvecustomer base nclientèle f régulière, fonds m de clientèlecustomer profile nprofil m du clientcustomer relations
npl (= relationship with customers) → relations fpl avec la clientèle
n (also customer relations department) → service m clientscustomer satisfaction nsatisfaction f du clientcustomer service n
(also customer service department) → service m clientscustomer services nplservice m clients

customer

n
(Comm: = patron) → Kunde m, → Kundin f; our customersunsere Kundschaft; the customer is always rightder Kunde ist König
(inf: = person) → Kunde m (inf)

customer

:
customer base
nKundenstamm m
customer service(s)
nKundendienst m; customer departmentKundendienstabteilung f
customer support
nKundenbetreuung f, → Kundenservice m

customer

[ˈkʌstəməʳ] ncliente m/f
he's an awkward customer (fam) → è un tipo incontentabile
ugly customer (fam) → brutto tipo

custom

(ˈkastəm) noun
1. what a person etc is in the habit of doing or does regularly. It's my custom to go for a walk on Saturday mornings; religious customs.
2. the regular buying of goods at the same shop etc; trade or business. The new supermarkets take away custom from the small shops.
ˈcustomary adjective
habitual; usually done etc. It is customary to eat turkey for Christmas dinner.
ˈcustomarily adverb
ˈcustomer noun
1. a person who buys from a shop etc. our regular customers.
2. used jokingly for a person. a strange customer.
ˈcustoms noun plural
1. (the government department that collects) taxes paid on goods coming into a country. Did you have to pay customs on those watches?; He works for the customs; (also adjective) customs duty.
2. the place at a port etc where these taxes are collected. I was searched when I came through customs at the airport.

customer

عَمِيل zákazník kunde Kunde πελάτης cliente asiakas client kupac cliente 顧客 고객 klant kunde klient cliente покупатель kund ลูกค้า müşteri khách hàng 顾客
References in classic literature ?
Her employer, a grey old man with false teeth and a thin grey mustache that drooped down over his mouth, was not given to conversation, and sometimes, on rainy days and in the winter when a storm raged in Main Street, long hours passed when no customers came in.
I thought her manner with her customers very good, and wondered where she had learned such self-possession.
Pyncheon, and was about to renew the enterprise of that departed worthy, with a different set of customers.
Briggs, "it is very proper that every person should have rest, and be able to go to church on Sundays, but I should have thought you would not have minded such a short distance for the horse, and only once a day; you would have all the afternoon and evening for yourself, and we are very good customers, you know.
It appeared, by what I could piece together of the unprofane fragments of his statement, that he had chanced upon Sir Ossaise at dawn of the morning, and been told that if he would make a short cut across the fields and swamps and broken hills and glades, he could head off a company of travelers who would be rare customers for prophylactics and tooth-wash.
X said he had not known, before, that there were people honest enough to do this miracle in public, but he was aware that thousands upon thousands of labels were imported into America from Europe every year, to enable dealers to furnish to their customers in a quiet and inexpensive way all the different kinds of foreign wines they might require.
Simpson spent little time with his family, owing to certain awkward methods of horse-trading, or the "swapping" of farm implements and vehicles of various kinds,-- operations in which his customers were never long suited.
I do; especially when I've customers like you to deal with.
I will, with your leave, relate to you, miss, the story of one of our customers.
Nor was it that the figs were moist and pulpy, or that the French plums blushed in modest tartness from their highly-decorated boxes, or that everything was good to eat and in its Christmas dress; but the customers were all so hurried and so eager in the hopeful promise of the day, that they tumbled up against each other at the door, crashing their wicker baskets wildly, and left their purchases upon the counter, and came running back to fetch them, and committed hundreds of the like mistakes, in the best humour possible; while the Grocer and his people were so frank and fresh that the polished hearts with which they fastened their aprons behind might have been their own, worn outside for general inspection, and for Christmas daws to peck at if they chose.
That would obviously be inconvenient and unpleasant to the customers, besides entailing on the Blue Whatever-it-was, the risk of funeral expenses.
He lifted the latch, and turned into the bright bar or kitchen on the right hand, where the less lofty customers of the house were in the habit of assembling, the parlour on the left being reserved for the more select society in which Squire Cass frequently enjoyed the double pleasure of conviviality and condescension.