pro·​cur·​er prə-ˈkyu̇r-ər How to pronounce procurer (audio)
: one that procures
especially : pander

Examples of procurer in a Sentence

had carved out a career as a procurer of high-priced call girls for wealthy, powerful men
Recent Examples on the Web According to the criminal case against her, Maxwell’s role shifted to being one of a procurer, finding very young — often underage — women and girls to introduce to Epstein and his group of extremely rich and influential friends in the early 2000s. Julia Reinstein, Rolling Stone, 3 Jan. 2024 The drug will be available at the lower prices through the Stop TB Partnership's Global Drug Facility, which is the largest procurer of TB treatments. Fox News, 30 Aug. 2023 Perhaps this experience will convince Pentagon procurers to place more value on mature airframes, even if offered at higher prices. Sébastien Roblin, Popular Mechanics, 23 June 2023 As the world’s largest organization for children and the leading procurer of vaccines in the world, UNICEF has a unique perspective on how to reach children with vaccines — reaching 45 percent of children under age 5 in over 100 countries every year. Forbes, 20 Apr. 2023 Roughly a dozen years removed from his procurer past, Suga lives in pursuit of only two things: making music and finding peace. Jeff Weiss, Los Angeles Times, 17 Apr. 2023 But the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, which oversees the procurers, has never revoked any operating charters. Lenny Bernstein, Anchorage Daily News, 21 Mar. 2023 The Serum Institute, however, is approved by the World Health Organization and is a major supplier to the Covax initiative, which is intended to ensure an equitable distribution of coronavirus vaccines and is a main procurer of doses for many poorer countries. Washington Post, 23 June 2021 On March 2, 2012, Ken Konias Jr. was arrested for an armored car heist in Pittsburgh after a procurer and his girlfriend reported him to police. Steven Vargas, USA TODAY, 18 June 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1538, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of procurer was in 1538

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“Procurer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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