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

Definition of procurer

: one that procures especially : pander

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had carved out a career as a procurer of high-priced call girls for wealthy, powerful men
Recent Examples on the Web Kennedy was named for Eddie Moore, a longtime family factotum (and sometime procurer for Joe). Edward Kosner, WSJ, "‘Catching the Wind’ Review: The Liberal Lion in Full," 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, "New Zealand Seeks Human Skin to Treat Volcano Burn Victims," 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, "Will the skyscrapers of the future be made out of wood?," 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, "Epstein’s death puts spotlight on girlfriend Ghislaine Maxwell," 12 Aug. 2019 This uncertainty has led to most people playing it safe with Ederson as their City clean sheet procurer., "Premier League Fantasy Football: 10 Under the Radar Picks for Your 2019/20 Squad," 25 July 2019 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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“Procurer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Jan. 2021.

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