Etymology
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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.

updated on January 20, 2013

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Definitions of buyer from WordNet

buyer (n.)
a person who buys;
Synonyms: purchaser / emptor / vendee
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.