purvey

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verb pur·vey \(ˌ)pər-ˈvā, ˈpər-ˌ\

Definition of purvey

purveyed

purveying

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to supply (as provisions) usually as a matter of business

  3. 2 :  peddle 2

Examples of purvey in a sentence

  1. a shop purveying handmade merchandise

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 century


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