Cus"tom*er (k?s"t?m-?r), n. [A doublet of customary, a.: cf. LL. custumarius toll gatherer. See Custom.]

1.

One who collect customs; a toll gatherer.

[Obs.]

The customers of the small or petty custom and of the subsidy do demand of them custom for kersey cloths. Hakluyt.

2.

One who regularly or repeatedly makes purchases of a trader; a purchaser; a buyer.

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.

3.

A person with whom a business house has dealings; as, the customers of a bank.

J. A. H. Murray.

4.

A peculiar person; -- in an indefinite sense; as, a queer customer; an ugly customer.

[Colloq.]

Dickens.

5.

A lewd woman.

[Obs.]

Shak.

 

© Webster 1913.

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