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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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 Penang was one of Chinatown’s first sweet-ice purveyors, but a new wave of Chinese dessert makers has brought a sweet chill to town in recent years. Craig Laban, Philly.com, "The best icy desserts in Philadelphia | Craig LaBan," 3 July 2018 This year, the sandwich purveyor is planning to shut about 500 more of its U.S. shops. The Washington Post, cleveland.com, "Subway to close 500 U.S. stores," 25 Apr. 2018 This airy restaurant, with an emphasis on local purveyors, is helmed by Josh Berry, the Maine Restaurant Association’s 2017 Chef of the Year. BostonGlobe.com, "Find out just how much of a foodie city Portland is on a Maine Food for Thought Tour," 11 July 2018 People like him will push beyond Alex Jones and start including, say Rush Limbaugh, as a purveyor of hate speech. Fox News, "Trump administration steps up sanctions on Iran, Russia," 12 Aug. 2018 But the tatsemaker is a purveyor of more than just fashion. Elle Decor Staff, ELLE Decor, "How To Shop Like A Vintage Pro With Amy Fine Collins," 10 Sep. 2015

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First Known Use of purveyor

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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formal : a person or business that sells or provides something

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