- a person who procures, especially a pander or pimp.
Origin of procurer
Examples from the Web for procurer
He combined two professions, that of cobbler by day and a procurer of girls by night.Sac-Au-Dos
Joris Karl Huysmans
And what credit can the poor clerk of a procurer have, pray?Ten Years Later
Alexandre Dumas, Pere
The third, who is in mufti, is Mr. N——, the procurer to the Chamber of Judgments.
One wrote that she was compelled to pay her procurer from $5 to $6 daily.Woman and Socialism
That evening, he wrote to the Procurer of the Republique at Rouen.
feminine procuress (prəˈkjʊərɪs)
- a person who procures, esp one who procures women or girls as prostitutes
Word Origin and History for procurer
late 14c., "advocate, spokesman," from Anglo-French procurour, Old French procureur (13c., Modern French procureur), from Latin procuratorem (see procurator). Meaning "contriver" is from mid-15c. Specifically of one who supplies women to gratify the lusts of another from 1630s. Fem. form procuress is shortened from Old French procureresse.