purchasing agent

noun

1
: an employee who purchases materials and supplies to be used by a business (as a manufacturer)
2
: a middleman who makes purchases for clients

Word History

Etymology

from gerund of purchase entry 1

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“Purchasing agent.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/purchasing%20agent. Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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