caterer

[ key-ter-er ]
/ ˈkeɪ tər ər /
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noun

one whose business is to provide food, supplies, and sometimes service at social gatherings.
one who caters.

Origin of caterer

First recorded in 1585–95; cater + -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for caterer

caterer

/ (ˈkeɪtərə) /

noun

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

caterer


n.

mid-15c., earlier simply cater (see cater (v.)). With redundant -er (cf. poulterer, sorcerer, upholsterer).

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