pro·​vi·​sion·​er prə-ˈvi-zhə-nər How to pronounce provisioner (audio)
: a furnisher of provisions

Examples of provisioner in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In addition to funding battles, that money bankrolled corrupt administrators, private contractors, and opportunistic provisioners who collectively moved people west on the cheap and then pocketed the profits. Caitlin Fitz, The Atlantic, 8 Apr. 2020 The early prosperity of New England was largely based on its role as provisioner for black slave plantation islands such as Jamaica and Barbados. Howard W. French, Washington Post, 14 Jan. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1866, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of provisioner was in 1866

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“Provisioner.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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