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Cusʹtomer

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A man or acquaintance. A rum customer is one better left alone, as he is likely to show fight if interfered with. A shop term. (See Card.)

“Here be many of her old customers.”


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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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