buyer

[bahy-er]
noun
1.
a person who buys; purchaser.
2.
a purchasing agent, as for a department or chain store.

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

buyer, byre, pyre.
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buyer (ˈbaɪə)
 
n
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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buyer
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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