out·​fit·​ter ˈau̇t-ˌfi-tər How to pronounce outfitter (audio)
: one that outfits: such as
: a business providing equipment, supplies, and often trained guides (as for hunting trips)
also : a guide working for such an outfitter

Example Sentences

Hunters say it's the best outfitter in the state. Our outfitter showed us where the deer feed.
Recent Examples on the Web Scenic flight operator Kakadu Air partnered with an Indigenous tourism outfitter to launch the Kakadu Cultural Experience last July. Ashlea Halpern, Condé Nast Traveler, 22 Feb. 2022 Originally a military outfitter during the heyday of the British Empire, the company made the uniform that Lord Nelson wore at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805, and later the uniform that the future King George VI wore on his wedding day in 1923. Trefor Moss, WSJ, 25 Nov. 2022 Today, anyone interested in retracing the Hen Party routes could hire a professional horse outfitter and ride the same trails. Britta Lokting, Washington Post, 14 June 2022 Evolution Adventures, a kayak outfitter, offers half-day and full day trips to the area. Michael Goldstein, Forbes, 23 Apr. 2022 Beks Ndlovu is the founder of African Bush Camps, a luxury safari outfitter operating in Botswana, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. T+l Editors, Travel + Leisure, 15 Mar. 2022 To find somebody experienced, use a service like 57Hours, or go through a local outfitter. Outside Online, 27 Sep. 2021 As the World Cup in Qatar kicked off last week, millions of fans pulled on jerseys costing $90 to $150 that were sold by Nike and Adidas, the official outfitter of this year’s tournament. Elizabeth Paton, New York Times, 1 Dec. 2022 In June, Burch (the woman) partnered with Billie Jean King herself to announce that Burch (the brand) would be the official outfitter of the Billie Jean King Cup by Gainbridge. Halie Lesavage, Harper's BAZAAR, 7 Nov. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1829, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of outfitter was in 1829

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“Outfitter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outfitter. Accessed 31 Jan. 2023.

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