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.
4. A peculiar person; -- in an indefinite sense; as, a queer customer; an ugly customer. [Colloq.]
5. A lewd woman. [Obs.]
n : someone who pays for goods or services [syn: client]