Customer
Customer Cus"tom*er (k[u^]s"t[u^]m*[~e]r), n. [A doublet of customary, a.: cf. LL. custumarius toll gatherer. See {Custom}.] [1913 Webster] 1. One who collect customs; a toll gatherer. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

The customers of the small or petty custom and of the subsidy do demand of them custom for kersey cloths. --Hakluyt. [1913 Webster]

2. One who regularly or repeatedly makes purchases of a trader; a purchaser; a buyer. [1913 Webster]

He has got at last the character of a good customer; by this means he gets credit for something considerable, and then never pays for it. --Goldsmith. [1913 Webster]

3. A person with whom a business house has dealings; as, the customers of a bank. --J. A. H. Murray. [1913 Webster]

4. A peculiar person; -- in an indefinite sense; as, a queer customer; an ugly customer. [Colloq.] --Dickens. [1913 Webster]

5. A lewd woman. [Obs.] --Shak. [1913 Webster]


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