1 often pl a person, organization, etc., that supplies food and provisions
2 a person who spreads, repeats, or sells (information, lies, etc.)
3 a person or thing that habitually provides or supplies a particular thing or quality
a purveyor of humour
4 (History) an officer providing or exacting provisions, lodging, etc., for a sovereign
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