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

Definition of procurer

: one that procures especially : pander

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Synonyms for procurer


cadet [slang], fancy man, pander, pimp

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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

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He was convicted for his role as, essentially, a procurer for navigational equipment, including a boat, to be used in al-Qaida missions attacking commercial ships in and around the Arabian Peninsula waters. Carol Rosenberg, miamiherald, "BREAKING: U.S. releases Guantánamo convict to Saudi Arabia in first transfer of Trump era | Miami Herald," 2 May 2018 In two hours, unbeknownst to her procurers, the new girl was picked up in a general pross bust. Gail Sheehy, Daily Intelligencer, "Wide Open City/Part II: Redpants and Sugarman," 9 Sep. 2017 A month later the Monte Carlo police arrested one Yves Bouvier, 52, Rybolovlev's longtime procurer of masterpieces, as Bouvier rang the buzzer at La Belle Epoque. Vicky Ward, Town & Country, "Did This Billionaire Get Swindled Out of Millions in an Elaborate Art World Scheme?," 17 Nov. 2015

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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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