Definition of consumer in English:


Syllabification: con·sum·er
Pronunciation: /kənˈso͞omər


  • 1A person who purchases goods and services for personal use: [as modifier]: consumer demand
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    • It found that more than half of garages were delivering low standards of service to consumers.
    • This dedicated troupe have done the consumer a huge service by hiking up standards.
    • The consumer culture demands that when we are sick we have medicines to make us well.
    purchaser, buyer, customer, shopper; user, end user; client, patron; (the consumer or consumers) the public, the market
  • 1.1A person or thing that eats or uses something: Scandinavians are the largest consumers of rye
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    • Will they see us as greedy consumers, selfishly gobbling up the world's resources.

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