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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.

[custom, habitual patronage of a business + -er.]

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 ?
The customers were sisters; that was visible at a glance.
"I have the same feeling about rats," replied Pickles, "but it would never do to eat our own customers; they would leave us and go to Tabitha Twitchit's."
Some malevolent spirit, doing his utmost to drive Hepzibah mad, unrolled before her imagination a kind of panorama, representing the great thoroughfare of a city all astir with customers. So many and so magnificent shops as there were!
And yet just because, in a strictly business-like way, she was civil to her customers, he must scowl and bite his lip and behave generally as if it had been brought to his notice that he had been nurturing a serpent in his bosom.
It is easy to see at once that a tailor of such renown, instead of running after customers, made difficulties about obliging any fresh ones.
And the two gas jets inside the panes were always turned low, either for economy's sake or for the sake of the 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."
The customers were mostly seafaring men, and they talked so loudly that I hung at the door, almost afraid to enter.
"I'm here to take orders and to wait on customers. I've got nothing to say to them, and I don't want them to say anything to me."
The available space in it was not much larger than a hackney-coach; but no one could have wished the bar bigger, that space was so girt in by corpulent little casks, and by cordial-bottles radiant with fictitious grapes in bunches, and by lemons in nets, and by biscuits in baskets, and by the polite beer-pulls that made low bows when customers were served with beer, and by the cheese in a snug corner, and by the landlady's own small table in a snugger corner near the fire, with the cloth everlastingly laid.
I will, with your leave, relate to you, miss, the story of one of our customers."
The matter-of-fact and doubtful folks, of whom there were a few among the Maypole customers, as unluckily there always are in every little community, were inclined to look upon this tradition as rather apocryphal; but, whenever the landlord of that ancient hostelry appealed to the mounting block itself as evidence, and triumphantly pointed out that there it stood in the same place to that very day, the doubters never failed to be put down by a large majority, and all true believers exulted as in a victory.