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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 ?
Daisy, who was fond of going about peddling kisses, lost her best customer and became bankrupt.
She never, I discovered, finished anything by the time she had promised, and she frequently spent more money on materials than her customer had authorized.
This little bell,--to speak in plainer terms, --being fastened over the shop-door, was so contrived as to vibrate by means of a steel spring, and thus convey notice to the inner regions of the house when any customer should cross the threshold.
It soon became known that Jerry had lost his best customer, and for what reason.
The customer had desired to purchase an alarm clock, and the boss had shown him two exactly similar, telling him that the price of one was a dollar and of the other a dollar seventy-five.
He had seen Death many times,--met him in the way of trade, and got acquainted with him,--and he only thought of him as a hard customer, that embarrassed his property operations very unfairly; and so he only swore that the gal was a baggage, and that he was devilish unlucky, and that, if things went on in this way, he should not make a cent on the trip.
I have studied some of these signatures so much that I know them as well as the bank cashier knows the autograph of his oldest customer.
This was great good fortune, to find a customer who knew all the virtues of the article in advance.
Disappointed in the expectation of a customer, she coolly acceded to my request.
Theories are for the poor- devil outcast,--for him who stands outside the confectioner's shop of life without a penny in his pocket, while the radiant purchasers pass in and out through the doors,--for him who watches with wistful eyes this and that sugared marvel taken out of the window by mysterious hands, to bless some happy customer inside.
I plucked up courage at once, crossed the threshold, and walked right up to the man where he stood, propped on his crutch, talking to a customer.
Having bought his stock he next proceeded to look out for a small shop in a good position, where he sat down at the open door, his wares being piled up in an uncovered basket in front of him, waiting for a customer among the passers-by.

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