- one whose business is to provide food, supplies, and sometimes service at social gatherings.
- one who caters.
Origin of caterer
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Examples from the Web for caterer
A caterer's thrifty concession to the universal passion for irresponsibility.The Devil's Dictionary
The menu and serving were wholly in the hands of a caterer from the city.Hester's Counterpart
Jean K. Baird
This is something the caterer and the housewife must remember.American Cookery
Louise washed the caterer's dishes—he made a reduction in his price.Americans All
Under it are cases and hampers of all sorts, which the caterer has not unpacked.My First Cruise
- a person who caters, esp one who as a profession provides food for large social events, etc
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Word Origin and History for caterer
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