pro·​vi·​sion·​er | \ prə-ˈvi-zhə-nər How to pronounce provisioner (audio) , -ˈvizh-nər \

Definition of provisioner

: a furnisher of provisions

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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, "Conquerors Armed With Spreadsheets," 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, "Trump's profane description disregards Africa's crucial role in making America a world power," 14 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of provisioner

1866, in the meaning defined above

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“Provisioner.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Aug. 2020.

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