Definition of purveyor in English:


Line breaks: pur|vey¦or
Pronunciation: /pəˈveɪə(r)
, pəːˈveɪə(r)/


  • 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.
  • 1.1A person or group who 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.

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