Definition of purveyor in English:

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Pronunciation: /pərˈvāər/


1A person who sells or deals in particular goods: a purveyor of large luxury vehicles
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  • The point is that adolescent fury needs an outlet and such colourful purveyors of antisocial behaviour provide a relatively safe channel for it.
  • Verily did his disciples come, and the supporting acts, and the media, and the t-shirt sellers, and the purveyors of greasy food.
  • It seems like every time a fashion magazine starts up, a new denim line gets touted purveyor of the latest ‘it’ jeans.
seller, vendor, retailer, supplier, trader, peddler, hawker
1.1A person or group that spreads or promotes an idea, view, etc. a purveyor of traditional Christian values
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  • The author makes certain, however, to start his article in a fashion exemplary of purveyors of pseudoscience.
  • They are also purveyors of a number of pious myths about American politics.
  • One can only urge purveyors of such nonsense to stop embarrassing themselves.

Words that rhyme with purveyor

abaya, betrayer, conveyor, Eritrea, flayer, Freya, gainsayer, layer, Malaya, Marbella, Maya, Mayer, Nouméa, obeyer, payer, player, portrayer, prayer, preyer, slayer, sprayer, stayer, strayer, surveyor, waylayer, weigher

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Syllabification: pur·vey·or

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