pur·​vey·​or (ˌ)pər-ˈvā-ər How to pronounce purveyor (audio)
: one that purveys

Examples of purveyor in a Sentence

a purveyor of kitchen supplies
Recent Examples on the Web Kylie Jenner wears many hats: reality star, makeup mogul, mother, and alcoholic seltzer purveyor among them. Hannah Jackson, Vogue, 10 Apr. 2024 Online purveyors who sell the drug directly to consumers in 200 mg/mL vials for an average price of $129 per month are charging the equivalent of $1.55 per mg — a markup of more than 50 times the average Medicare price. Michael Scaturro, CBS News, 16 Mar. 2024 It was issued as the White House acknowledged a surge in hacks of U.S. government employees, across 10 countries, who had been compromised or targeted by commercial spyware — and after the Biden administration effectively blacklisted its most prolific purveyor, Israel’s NSO Group. Aamer Madhani, Fortune, 6 Feb. 2024 Major caper purveyors Cento and Goya did not respond to requests for comment. Allison Morrow, CNN, 23 Mar. 2024 Some food purveyors and delivery services have deals to make losing that hour easier. Mike Snider, USA TODAY, 9 Mar. 2024 The great cultural purveyors of the white shirt — David Lynch, Fran Lebowitz — use the white shirt as the foundation of a simple, utilitarian wardrobe. Dave Schilling, Los Angeles Times, 8 Mar. 2024 Shopping: Open every Saturday year-round, Palafox Market is the foremost farmers’ market in the region, comprising myriad farmers and purveyors selling everything from local meat and cheese, to arts, crafts, antiques, and soaps. Staff Author Published, Travel + Leisure, 5 Feb. 2024 Yet the supervisors voted another term to a purveyor of hate. Shelley Zimmerman, San Diego Union-Tribune, 23 Feb. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of purveyor was in the 14th century

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“Purveyor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/purveyor. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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