Definition of caveat emptor in US English:

caveat emptor

noun

  • The principle that the buyer alone is responsible for checking the quality and suitability of goods before a purchase is made.

    • ‘So caveat emptor, and - that said - let me try once more to sell you my wares.’

Origin

Latin, ‘let the buyer beware’.

Pronunciation

caveat emptor

/ˌkavēˌät ˈem(p)ˌtôr//ˌkæviˌɑt ˈɛm(p)ˌtɔr/