Definition of customer in English:

customer

noun

  • 1A person or organization that buys goods or services from a store or business.

    ‘Mr. Harrison was a regular customer at the Golden Lion’
    [as modifier] ‘customer service’
    • ‘Employers can access funding to improve the customer service skills of their workers.’
    • ‘The court found that a takeover would not harm customers buying business software.’
    • ‘Place decisions refer to the ease of access which potential customers have to a service.’
    • ‘She said traders desperately wanted a variety of shops to attract more customers.’
    • ‘I have lost business and my regular customers are going to have nowhere nearby to go.’
    • ‘Management has told customers that delays in service are due to staff training days.’
    • ‘There is a need for us to continuously upgrade the quality of service we give to customers.’
    • ‘Kinner also believes that the company can improve its service to fleet customers.’
    • ‘Both officers grabbed him by the arms in a thumb lock and marched him out of the shop past the customers.’
    • ‘I want to do more and more business with my customers in the area of communications.’
    • ‘If we do not try to find a need and try to sell the customer a new service then we are disciplined.’
    • ‘When customers are scarce, businesses will have to compete for them and cater to them.’
    • ‘There are some welcome concessions over pay for our customer service colleagues.’
    • ‘The sale has worked well and the couple have seen customers waiting for the shop to open in the morning.’
    • ‘It is essential to maintain a water service in which customers can have confidence.’
    • ‘In a digital scenario, customers cost nothing to service but much to obtain and retain.’
    • ‘In the worst cases, it took a customer three weeks to get through to customer services.’
    • ‘This service allows customers to book flights and hotel rooms in the same purchase.’
    • ‘It would be easy to make these cuts by diminishing the service we give customers.’
    • ‘This may look like a recessionary move, but it is actually a canny service to customers.’
    shopper, consumer, buyer, purchaser
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  • 2A person or thing of a specified kind that one has to deal with.

    ‘the fish is a slippery customer and very hard to catch’
    ‘Jon won over Lucie's father, but her mother is a tough customer’
    • ‘It would not surprise me to see this speedy customer produce a repeat performance tomorrow.’
    • ‘Hasseck said one way of deciding how to deal with awkward customers was to work out what kind they were.’
    • ‘The Internet became truly worthwhile at last and I was a very happy customer indeed.’
    • ‘The boy's clearly a slippery customer by this point, but the worst was yet to come.’
    • ‘It's been an amazing draw for us but we felt in Manchester there is that urban customer.’
    • ‘The overseas customer to whom the goods are exported may or may not be a genuine purchaser of them.’
    person, individual, creature, fellow, man, woman
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Pronunciation:

customer

/ˈkəstəmər/