verb (used with object)
to provide, furnish, or supply (especially food or provisions) usually as a business or service.
verb (transitive) (pəˈveɪ)
to sell or provide (commodities, esp foodstuffs) on a large scale
to publish or make available (lies, scandal, etc)
(Scot) the food and drink laid on at a wedding reception, etc
late 13c., from Anglo-French porveire, purveire and directly from Old French porveoir “to provide, prepare, arrange” (Modern French pourvoir), from Latin providere “make ready” (see provide, which now usually replaces it). Related: Purveyed; purveying.
[per-vey-er] /pərˈveɪ ər/ noun 1. a person who , provides, or supplies: a purveyor of foods; a purveyor of lies. 2. Old English Law. an officer who provided or acquired provisions for the sovereign under the prerogative of . /pəˈveɪə/ noun 1. (often pl) a person, organization, etc, that supplies food and provisions 2. a […]
[puhs] /pʌs/ noun 1. a yellow-white, more or less viscid substance produced by suppuration and found in abscesses, sores, etc., consisting of a liquid plasma in which white blood cells are suspended. /pʌs/ noun 1. the yellow or greenish fluid product of inflammation, composed largely of dead leucocytes, exuded plasma, and liquefied tissue cells n. […]
[poo-sahn] /ˈpuˈsɑn/ noun 1. a seaport in SE South Korea. /ˈpuːˈsæn/ noun 1. a port in SE South Korea, on the Korea Strait: the second largest city and chief port of the country; industrial centre; two universities. Pop: 3 527 000 (2005 est)
- Pus bag
noun phrase A despicable person; a filthy wretch; scumbag: He hissed that I was ”a goddam scum-sucking pus bag” (1970s+)