consumer

[ kuh n-soo-mer ]SEE DEFINITION OF consumer

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CONSUMER

From the jobber they go to the grocer, who delivers them to the consumer.

The second has to do with the journey from mill to consumer.

The same can be said of the margins between the wholesaler and the consumer.

The variety has not found favor with either grower or consumer.

He is an employee of somebody, an employer of somebody, and a consumer.

The consumer, after all, is the person most to blame, for he has the power to control all the rest.

Because at a higher price the consumer can't afford to buy it.

To bring most articles to the hands of the consumer should be a simple business.

The consumer is rich in proportion as he buys at a low price.

What on the other side is the immediate interest of the consumer?

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., "one who squanders or wastes," agent noun from consume. In economic sense, "one who uses up goods or articles" (opposite of producer) from 1745. Consumer goods is attested from 1890. In U.S., consumer price index calculated since 1919, tracking "changes in the prices paid by urban consumers for a representative basket of goods and services" [Bureau of Labor Statistics]; abbreviation CPI is attested by 1971.

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omnivore

nounone who consumes all foods
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