Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One that buys goods or services.
  • n. Informal An individual with whom one must deal: a tough customer.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A patron; one who purchases or receives a product or service from a business or merchant, or intends to do so.
  • n. A person, especially one engaging in some sort of interaction with others.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who collect customs; a toll gatherer.
  • n. One who regularly or repeatedly makes purchases of a trader; a purchaser; a buyer.
  • n. A person with whom a business house has dealings.
  • n. A peculiar person; -- in an indefinite sense.
  • n. A lewd woman.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A collector of customs; a toll-gatherer; a tax-gatherer.
  • n. One who purchases goods or a supply for any current need from another; a purchaser; a buyer; a patron, as of a house of entertainment.
  • n. A prostitute.
  • n. One who has special customs, as of the country or city.
  • n. Any one with whom a person has to deal; especially, one with whom dealing is difficult or disagreeable; hence, a fellow: as, a queer customer; a rough customer.
  • Being a customer or customers; purchasing; buying.
  • Made to the order of or for a customer; specially ordered by a customer and made for him: opposed to ready-made, or made for the market generally: as, customer work.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. someone who pays for goods or services

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  • The middle of the twentieth century also saw the first incarnations of the term customer service, as businesses started to answer customers questions and take orders by phone.

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