pro·​cur·​er | \ prə-ˈkyu̇r-ər How to pronounce procurer (audio) , prō- \

Definition of procurer

: one that procures especially : pander

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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 As the world's largest procurer of vaccines, UNICEF immunizes 45 percent of the world's children in over 100 countries. Maryanne Murray Buechner, Forbes, 13 May 2022 Sakaguchi confessed to serving as a procurer, bringing the victim to Sono and leaving her alone with him. William Earl, Variety, 6 Apr. 2022 Egypt’s state procurer of wheat, which normally buys heavily from Russia and Ukraine, had to cancel two orders in less than a week: one for overpricing, the other because a lack of companies offered to sell their supplies. The Christian Science Monitor, 7 Mar. 2022 Family Tapestry, a division of The Children’s Shelter that began supplanting the state’s role as the chief procurer of foster-care beds in Bexar County in early 2019, resigned from its contract on Monday. Robert T. Garrett, Dallas News, 11 May 2021 Kennedy was named for Eddie Moore, a longtime family factotum (and sometime procurer for Joe). Edward Kosner, WSJ, 23 Oct. 2020 Some procurers, however, may take deeper cuts of skin that are more disfiguring, and may expose muscles, fascia and other structures. Roni Caryn Rabin, New York Times, 12 Dec. 2019 Those storms, says Esther von Roehm, a timber procurer who worked for the local magnate that owned the spruce, were traumatic. National Geographic, 13 Jan. 2020 Ghislaine Maxwell was, according to her accusers, Jeffrey Epstein's protector and procurer, his girlfriend and his madam. Marc Fisher, Anchorage Daily News, 12 Aug. 2019 See More

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First Known Use of procurer

1538, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of procurer was in 1538

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23 May 2022

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“Procurer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2022.

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