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The question is:  Where did the word “Catering” originate from?

The answer is: The root of the word “Catering” is “Cater” which originated around 1350-1400; v. use of obsolete cater, Middle English catour, aphetic variant of acatour buyer / Anglo-French, equivalent to acat(er) to buy


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