pur·​vey·​or | \ (ˌ)pər-ˈvā-ər How to pronounce purveyor (audio) , ˈpər-ˌvā-\

Definition of purveyor

1 : one that purveys

Examples of purveyor in a Sentence

a purveyor of kitchen supplies

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Though it was only founded in 1980, the Nicolas Feuillatte brand has become one of the most popular purveyors of champagne, and the biggest selling brand in France. Bridget Mallon, ELLE Decor, "8 Champagne Houses To Keep On Your Radar," 23 Oct. 2015 Always organized and a purveyor of exceptionally good taste, Megan planned most of the wedding herself, calling in a wedding planner to help with the details a few days before. Tara Lamont-djite, Harper's BAZAAR, "When Megan Met Henry: A Very British Wedding in Brooklyn," 11 Mar. 2019 This cross-cultural exchange is evident throughout the store: The staircase, which retains its baroque railing from the building’s life as the art and antiques purveyor A La Vieille Russie, has been re-carpeted in the colors of the Belgian flag. Olivia Martin, Town & Country, "Delvaux, the Brand Beloved by Belgian Royals and Lady Gaga Alike, Lands in NYC," 21 Mar. 2019 The field is growing, with specialty purveyors focusing on vegan foods, seasonal ingredients, and smoothies. SELF, "The Best Meal-Kit Delivery Services to Try in 2019," 1 Jan. 2019 D’Berto, in the beachside village of O Grove—devotes an entire section of its menu to a single local shellfish purveyor, Mariscos Laureano. Tom Downey, WSJ, "A Spanish Food and Wine Region Comes Alive Again," 6 Dec. 2018 From a fidget spinner bubble bar to a bath bomb rumored to be inspired by Ariana Grande, Lush Cosmetics has long been known as the leading purveyor of bath and body must-haves that are both innovative and totally fun. Tess Garcia, Teen Vogue, "Lush’s Bubble Brush Bars Will Turn Your Tub into a Personal Playground," 25 Aug. 2018 The chairs are part of a contest put on by Design Within Reach, that stalwart purveyor of covetable modern furniture, and Champagne Pommery to encourage people to make the coolest chair possible out of champagne corks. Lindsey Ramsey, House Beautiful, "Look At These Adorable Chairs Made Out Of Champagne Corks," 22 Dec. 2018 Too Faced, purveyor of sweet-scented, perpetually sold-out makeup releases like Tutti Frutti and Sweet Peach, just surprised fans with three brand-new products. Leah Prinzivalli, Allure, "Too Faced Is Adding the Sugar Peach Wet and Dry Palette to Its Lineup," 27 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of purveyor

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of purveyor

formal : a person or business that sells or provides something

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to mark by some ceremony or observation

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