If you are a vendor, it means you’re a person selling something, whether it’s hot dogs from a food cart or computer software for a tech company.

The word vendor comes from the Latin word vendere, meaning “to sell.” Vendor is a name for people who sell things on the street, such as a hot dog vendor, but it can describe those who sell any kind of goods or services, especially a specialized product. A store at the mall isn't usually called a vendor, but you could use the word to describe the person or group that supplies the store with special products or services.

Definitions of vendor

n someone who promotes or exchanges goods or services for money

marketer, seller, trafficker, vender
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booking clerk, ticket agent
someone who sells tickets (e.g., theater seats or travel accommodations)
someone who sells or applies cosmetics
flower girl
a woman who sells flowers in the street
a person who sells fruit
cheap-jack, huckster
a seller of shoddy goods
hawker, packman, peddler, pedlar, pitchman
someone who travels about selling his wares (as on the streets or at carnivals)
selling agent
someone who sells goods (on commission) for others
a seller of illicit goods
a seller that sells at a lower price than others do
archaic term for an itinerant peddler
a peddler of inferior goods
a peddler who shouts to advertise the goods he sells
muffin man
formerly an itinerant peddler of muffins
drug dealer, drug peddler, drug trafficker, peddler, pusher
an unlicensed dealer in illegal drugs
a young peddler of sand; used now only to express great happiness in `happy as a sandboy'
a Latin American who buys used goods in the United States and takes them to Latin America to sell
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merchandiser, merchant
a businessperson engaged in retail trade

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