A purveyor is someone who supplies goods — often food or drinks. If you're a seafood purveyor, you will always smell a bit fishy — which is no surprise, considering that you sell cod and haddock all day long.

A purveyor can be someone who provides food or drinks, as in the popcorn purveyor who walks up and down through the stands of a baseball game trying to peddle his salty treats. When you go to the circus you will see clowns, who are purveyors of silliness because of their repertoire of fun and hilarious stunts.

Definitions of purveyor

n someone who supplies provisions (especially food)

Type of:
provider, supplier
someone whose business is to supply a particular service or commodity

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