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From Middle English customere, custommere, from Old French coustumier, costumier, from Medieval Latin custumarius ‎(a toll-gatherer, tax-collector, noun), from custumarius ‎(pertaining to custom or customs, adj), from custuma ‎(custom, tax). More at custom.

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customer ‎(plural customers)

  1. A patron; one who purchases or receives a product or service from a business or merchant, or intends to do so.
    Every person who passes by is a potential customer.
  2. (informal) A person, especially one engaging in some sort of interaction with others.
    a cool customer, a tough customer, an ugly customer

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