Customer

Cus"tom*er

(ks"tm*r), n. [A doublet of customary, a.: cf. LL. custumarius toll gatherer. See Custom.]
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1. One who collect customs; a toll gatherer. [Obs.]
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The customers of the small or petty custom and of the subsidy do demand of them custom for kersey cloths.
Hakluyt.
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2. One who regularly or repeatedly makes purchases of a trader; a purchaser; a buyer.
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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.
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3. A person with whom a business house has dealings; as, the customers of a bank. J. A. H. Murray.
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4. A peculiar person; -- in an indefinite sense; as, a queer customer; an ugly customer. [Colloq.] Dickens.
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5. A lewd woman. [Obs.] Shak.
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