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
Recent Examples on the Web Amazon is the chief purveyor of facial-recognition products to U.S. police forces, immigration agencies, and the FBI, according to The Seattle Times. Jacob Silverman, The New Republic, "Microsoft and Big Tech Can’t Distance Themselves From the Police Violence They Fuel," 21 Apr. 2021 Chasing Paper is the purveyor of temporary wallpaper, and recently teamed up with interior designer Ariel Orkin on a new collaboration. Kelsey Mulvey, Southern Living, "25 Vintage Peel and Stick Wallpaper That’ll Wow Your Walls," 9 Mar. 2021 Stock up all the basics for a vegan dinner from this leading purveyor of meat-free meats and cheeses. Rick Nelson, Star Tribune, "These Twin Cities restaurants are offering Christmas takeout meals," 7 Dec. 2020 Partisans staunchly defended Queen G’s as the purveyor of the finest fried oysters in town. al, "Restaurants we miss in Mobile," 8 Apr. 2021 For all the finery that now bears the Louis Vuitton label—ready-to-wear and fragrances, monogrammed handbags and intricate watches—the quintessentially French maison started out in 1854 as a purveyor of trunks and travel goods. Tanya Dukes, ELLE Decor, "Louis Vuitton's New High-Jewelry Offerings Look to Far-Flung Travel Destinations," 1 Apr. 2021 John Waters, the godfather of the Baltimore art scene and noted purveyor of very thin mustaches, has joined The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel for its upcoming fourth season. Devon Ivie, Vulture, "John Waters and His Mustache Join The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel for Season 4," 25 Mar. 2021 Oz’s integrity as a physician and purveyor of facts. Los Angeles Times, "‘Jeopardy!’ alumni say guest host Dr. Oz is ‘in opposition’ to what show stands for," 23 Mar. 2021 Vineyard Vines, the purveyor of your favorite pastel, preppy styles, just added more than 150 new styles to their sale section. Chelsea Stone, CNN Underscored, "The best sales to shop today: Gap, Staples, Nintendo and more," 10 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of purveyor

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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28 Apr 2021

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“Purveyor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/purveyor. Accessed 9 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of purveyor

formal : a person or business that sells or provides something

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