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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As The Washington Post reported recently, everyone’s favorite rotisserie chicken and signature olive oil purveyor has suddenly become a giant in clothing sales. Melissa Locker, Southern Living, "Costco Has Become a Surprising Destination for Clothing," 13 July 2019 In the space of a few months, Teddy’s, whose flagship is a taco truck parked above the defunct railroad tracks that cut across South L.A., has become one of the city’s most recognizable purveyors of shredded beef birria tacos. Patricia Escárcega, latimes.com, "Patricia Escárcega’s five favorite restaurants that she reviewed this year (so far)," 3 July 2019 Online antique purveyors Chairish and 1stdibs have a wide selection of screens spanning various periods and styles. Michelle Brunner, Twin Cities, "Room dividers — and all their old-Hollywood charm — are back," 15 June 2019 Finally, corporations can go to court against fake-news purveyors. Matthew F. Ferraro For Cnn Business Perspectives, CNN, "Disinformation is harming businesses. Here are 6 ways to fight it," 10 June 2019 The long-time Tennessee whiskey purveyor noted that its strong brand portfolio and investment inured it from the cost of the tariffs. Tim Fernholz, Quartz, "Tariffs are weighing down Jack Daniel’s," 5 June 2019 Little Steven, aka Stevie Van Zandt, aka Silvio Dante on The Sopranos, E Street Band guitarist, purveyor of tunes on the Underground Garage on Sirius (my favorite Sirius station) has a new album. Paul Daugherty, Cincinnati.com, "Doc's Morning Line: I don't like the NFL Draft. Here's why the MLB Draft is even worse.," 4 June 2019 Electric motorcycle purveyor Zero unveiled the newest addition to its slate of connected bikes on Monday, and the SR/F is certainly a testament to the growing relationship between automobiles and operating systems. Sam Blum, Popular Mechanics, "Zero's New SR/F Electric Motorcycle Charges as Fast as Your Cell Phone," 25 Feb. 2019 No less than the New York Times Vows section, a purveyor of idealistic romance among the upper crust, has conceded that many marriages come with an expiration date. Sean Lavery, The New Yorker, "Why Perfect Wedding Vows Embrace Imperfection," 27 June 2019

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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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