pur·vey·or | \(ˌ)pər-ˈvā-ər, ˈpər-ˌvā-\

Definition of purveyor 

1 : one that purveys

Examples of purveyor in a Sentence

a purveyor of kitchen supplies

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The World Health Organization resolution stated that breast milk is the healthiest choice for babies and encouraged countries to crack down on misleading claims from purveyors of formula. Rebecca Beitsch, The Christian Science Monitor, "All US states now allow breastfeeding in public," 13 July 2018 Slowpokes with local purveyors such as Houston Dairymaids, Oh My! Greg Morago, Houston Chronicle, "Slowpokes coffee bar expanding to Kirby Grove," 18 June 2018 Wild Fish At this Pacific Coast Highway restaurant on the cliffs above Little River Cove, all ingredients come from local purveyors or are grown on the property. Jody Rosen, Smithsonian, "This Secret Corner of California Is a Paradise for Lovers of Great Food and Top-Notch Wines," 14 June 2018 Based on 2016 numbers from kratom purveyors, the Botanical Education Alliance estimates that the industry is worth at least $1.13 billion. Lisa Gutierrez, kansascity, "What you need to know about kratom as the feds crack down on the herbal supplement," 31 May 2018 Buy Photo The medical marijuana dispensary that opened inside a former T-shirt factory in Bellmawr three years ago has moved into a modern new space across the street and is now the largest retail purveyor of cannabis on the East Coast. Jan Hefler, Philly.com, "New Jersey's busiest marijuana dispensary is now the biggest on the East Coast," 24 May 2018 Lakshmi will be honored at the July 28 fundraiser and tasting party at the Wolffer Estate Vineyard in Sagaponack, N.Y., where food and drink from over 40 purveyors will be on offer. Katie Kilkenny, The Hollywood Reporter, "Padma Lakshmi to Be Honored at James Beard Foundation’s Chefs & Champagne Event (Exclusive)," 23 May 2018 Fueled by a team of dedicated staff and volunteers, delicious eats and drinks from regional and national purveyors were served up throughout the night. Nikki Delamotte, cleveland.com, "Market at the Food Bank raises $334K to support hunger relief," 30 Apr. 2018 More than 50 beer, wine and spirits purveyors will be on hand, plus more than a dozen foods makers (from shawarma to bacon). Chris Foran, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Record Store Day, Gallery Night, Earth Day and more things to do in Milwaukee this weekend," 19 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of purveyor

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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: a person or business that sells or provides something

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