Definition of purvey
1 : to supply (something, such as provisions) usually as a matter of business
2 : peddle 2
Examples of purvey in a Sentence
a shop purveying handmade merchandise
Recent Examples of purvey from the Web
These are the places that are forever perceived, for good reason, as purveying direct violence, whether rhetorical, political or physical, against the African-American community.
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Origin and Etymology of purvey
Middle English purveien, from Anglo-French purveier, purveer to look at, foresee, provide, from Latin providēre to provide
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
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