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 Even as restaurant suppliers have all but disappeared as customers, the purveyor of yellowfin tuna on Wednesday sold out of yellowfin that hit the dock Friday. NBC News, "As meat plants idle, California has no shortage of fish, dairy," 30 Apr. 2020 On the other hand, though: The big national news media, a purveyor of blather and bile in the best of times, have spent the last month wearing a caul of rotten blubber. James Lileks, National Review, "The Blather and the Bile," 16 Apr. 2020 Chewy, the purveyor of pet food, toys, and more, has partnered with GreaterGood.org and other non-profits and will be donating $1.7 million worth of pet food and healthcare supplies to organizations that help animals. Alicia Kortendick, cleveland, "Shop 12 companies that are giving back during coronavirus," 8 Apr. 2020 Around the corner, Loro Piana, a purveyor of Italian couture, has been refaced with wood that matches its red awning. Washington Post, "Bowser issues order telling Washingtonians to stay home, following directives in Md. and Va.," 30 Mar. 2020 Many top steakhouses and meat purveyors dry-age their beef, a process that concentrates flavor and can add tenderness to beef. oregonlive, "RingSide will sell you a box of prime dry-aged steaks from its parking lot this weekend, but you’ll have to cook them at home," 25 Apr. 2020 The tastings are in the evenings, led by St. Supéry Estate Chef Tod Kawachi, seafood purveyors and guest chefs, and the winery provides recipes alongside each wine in order to help customers create an entire meal. Jennifer Billock, Smithsonian Magazine, "These California Wineries Are Hosting Virtual Wine Tastings," 10 Apr. 2020 More carry-out restaurant listings A list of 88-and-growing eat spots, food purveyors and drinks suppliers are available at Eat Here Indy's website, eatheremedia.com. Liz Biro, Indianapolis Star, "National Carryout Day: Where to find take-out food deals for Indianapolis restaurants," 18 Mar. 2020 The market side will offer imported and domestic foods from small purveyors not often found elsewhere. cleveland, "Beachwood urges residents, businesses to raise spirits by decorating windows: Press Run," 27 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of purveyor

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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21 May 2020

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“Purveyor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/purveyor. Accessed 24 May. 2020.

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formal : a person or business that sells or provides something

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