Etymology
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caterer (n.)

"provider of food or provisions," mid-15c., earlier simply cater (see cater (v.)). With redundant -er (compare poulterer, sorcerer, upholsterer).

updated on October 23, 2017

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Definitions of caterer from WordNet

caterer (n.)
someone who provides food and service (as for a party);
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