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buyer

[bahy-er] /ˈbaɪ ər/
noun
1.
a person who buys; purchaser.
2.
a purchasing agent, as for a department or chain store.
Origin
1150-1200
1150-1200; Middle English beger, bier. See buy, -er1
Can be confused
buyer, byre, pyre.
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  • The book was also inexpensive, putting it within the reach of a large number of buyers.
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British Dictionary definitions for buyers

buyer

/ˈbaɪə/
noun
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 and History for buyers

buyer

n.

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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