a person who buys; purchaser.
a purchasing agent, as for a department or chain store.

1150–1200; Middle English beger, bier. See buy, -er1

buyer, byre, pyre. Unabridged
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buyer (ˈbaɪə)
1.  a person who buys; purchaser; customer
2.  a person employed to buy merchandise, materials, etc, as for a shop or factory

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Word Origin & History

c.1200, biggere "one who purchases," agent noun from buy. Meaning "one whose job is to buy goods for a store" is from 1884. Buyer's market attested from 1926.
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Example sentences
Colleges looking to hire junior faculty members are enjoying something of a
  buyer's market these days.
Frankly, you want the inspector to find things wrong--these are serious
  negotiating points in a buyer's market.
The penny-lower price can then raise questions in the buyer's mind about
It's a buyer beware situation, if your skills aren't up to par, you'll likely
  personally suffer from it.
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