Synonyms for customer

Grammar : Noun
Spell : kuhs-tuh-mer
Phonetic Transcription : ˈkʌs tə mər

Définition of customer

Origin :
  • late 14c., "customs official;" later "buyer" (early 15c.), from Anglo-French custumer, from Medieval Latin custumarius, from Latin consuetudinarius (see custom (n.)). More generalized meaning "a person with whom one has dealings" emerged 1540s; that of "a person to deal with" (usually wth an adjective, tough, etc.) is by 1580s. In Shakespeare, the word also can mean "prostitute."
  • noun buyer of goods, services
Example sentences :
  • It was a customer, because if he had not been Mr Verloc would have taken him inside.
  • Extract from : « The Secret Agent » by Joseph Conrad
  • Through the door left ajar she could see that the customer was not gone yet.
  • Extract from : « The Secret Agent » by Joseph Conrad
  • Bar could be light in hand, or heavy in hand, according to the customer he had to deal with.
  • Extract from : « Little Dorrit » by Charles Dickens
  • I ordered twenty-five modern dresses at Laferrire's, of whom I was then a customer.
  • Extract from : « My Double Life » by Sarah Bernhardt
  • The owner of the shop appeared, and looked sharply at his customer.
  • Extract from : « Henry Dunbar » by M. E. Braddon
  • A customer here had some bonds he wanted to dispose of and I came for them.
  • Extract from : « Tom Swift and his Electric Runabout » by Victor Appleton
  • They were at dessert, and Madame Raquin had just run downstairs to serve a customer.
  • Extract from : « Therese Raquin » by Emile Zola
  • The customer is robbed of it by two scoundrels who quarrel over the booty.
  • Extract from : « The Captain of the Pole-Star and Other Tales » by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • The blacksmith caught sight of the novel in his customer's pocket.
  • Extract from : « The Depot Master » by Joseph C. Lincoln
  • Said he had a customer, or thought he had, that knew the house well and always liked it.
  • Extract from : « Cap'n Dan's Daughter » by Joseph C. Lincoln

Antonyms for customer

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