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[bahy-er] /ˈbaɪ ər/
a person who buys; purchaser.
a purchasing agent, as for a department or chain store.
Origin of buyer
1150-1200; Middle English beger, bier. See buy, -er1
Can be confused
buyer, byre, pyre. Unabridged
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  • The buyer receives the original, and the seller a duplicate.

    All About Coffee William H. Ukers
  • But if the price goes down, the buyer sustains a speculative loss.

  • To make a profitable investment in stocks the buyer must anticipate the future.

  • His interest in it, therefore, is ended when the buyer there pays him the current price.

  • This contact between the owner of a small business and a buyer is one that can be capitalized to a very great extent.

    A Living from the Land William B. Duryee
British Dictionary definitions for buyer


a person who buys; purchaser; customer
a person employed to buy merchandise, materials, etc, as for a shop or factory
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Word Origin and History for buyer

c.1200, biggere "one who purchases," agent noun from buy (v.). Meaning "one whose job is to buy goods for a store" is from 1884. Buyer's market attested from 1886.

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