Definition of customer in English:

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customer

Pronunciation: /ˈkəstəmər/

noun

1A person or organization that buys goods or services from a store or business: Mr. Harrison was a regular customer at the Golden Lion [as modifier]: customer service
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  • There are some welcome concessions over pay for our customer service colleagues.
  • This service allows customers to book flights and hotel rooms in the same purchase.
  • Employers can access funding to improve the customer service skills of their workers.
2A person or thing of a specified kind that one has to deal with: the fish is a slippery customer and very hard to catch Jon won over Lucie’s father, but her mother is a tough customer
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  • Hasseck said one way of deciding how to deal with awkward customers was to work out what kind they were.
  • The overseas customer to whom the goods are exported may or may not be a genuine purchaser of them.
  • The boy's clearly a slippery customer by this point, but the worst was yet to come.

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Syllabification: cus·tom·er

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