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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Trader Joe’s is a purveyor of many fine fall treats. Megan Stein, Country Living, "Trader Joe's Apparently Has Skeleton Planters and They're Selling out Everywhere," 4 Sep. 2019 These purveyors of poisons are killing our citizens and tearing apart the fabric of our families. Ramona Sentinel, "Ramona man faces prison term for 2017 heroin sale," 10 July 2019 They are supposed to be a purveyor of justice and this has become a perversion of justice. Christine Pelisek, PEOPLE.com, "Girl, 16, Raped and Killed While Leaving Library in 1980 — Now Her Killers Are Set to Be Released," 17 June 2019 Arguably there’s an appetite for them both: just two days ago, The Wall Street Journal reported that purveyors of meat-free burgers are struggling to meet demand from fast food chains. Elizabeth Lopatto, The Verge, "Beyond Meat’s success may mean more fake food is on the way," 6 June 2019 Although Russian state media is often a purveyor of propaganda, this appears to be a real development. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "The Russian Navy Is Fitting Ships with Barf-Inducing Lights," 4 Feb. 2019 Meanwhile, his long association with U.S. Tobacco, the nation’s largest purveyor of smokeless products, like Skoal and Copenhagen, was beginning to pay off. S.l. Price, SI.com, "‘I Feel Lost. I Feel Like a Child’: The Complicated Decline of Nick Buoniconti," 9 May 2017 Nearby, Ford and Hyundai factories assemble cars and IT companies including Foxconn, the Taiwanese purveyor of the iPhone, build gadgets for India’s growing electronics export business. Washington Post, "India’s Chennai rapid growth threatened by water shortages," 6 Aug. 2019 The most interesting deal of the week may belong to Diageo, purveyor of Ketel One vodka, Captain Morgan rum and Don Julio tequila. John Kell, Fortune, "Diageo’s Stake in Seedlip Proves Booze-Free Drinks Are Big Business," 8 Aug. 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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