Part of speech: noun

One who furnishes food, etc., for entertainments.

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Usage examples "caterer":

  1. Among these the caterer designed one for a surprise to his patron and a delicate recognition of the source of his wealth, which he found Dryfoos very willing to talk about, when he intimated that he knew what it was. - "A Hazard of New Fortunes", William Dean Howells.
  2. The debate was instantly hushed, for not one member of the mess, besides the caterer just resigned, could have been hired to take the responsibility of managing affairs. - "Frank on the Lower Mississippi", Harry Castlemon.
  3. They were all grumbling over the hard fare, but not one of them appeared willing to assume the office of caterer. - "Frank on the Lower Mississippi", Harry Castlemon.