purveyor Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun someone who supplies provisions (especially food)


Pur*vey"or noun
OE. porveour, OF. pourveor, F. pourvoyeur. See Purvey, and cf. Proveditor.
  1. One who provides victuals, or whose business is to make provision for the table; a victualer; a caterer.
  2. An officer who formerly provided, or exacted provision, for the king's household. Eng.
  3. a procurer; a pimp; a bawd. Addison.

Webster 1913