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[purs-proud] /ˈpɜrsˌpraʊd/
proud of one's wealth, especially in an arrogant or showy manner.
Origin of purse-proud
First recorded in 1675-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • He was a corpulent, florid man, purse-proud, and self-sufficient.

    Scaramouche Rafael Sabatini
  • See, said these voices, see these purse-proud commoners who deny their parents!

    The Ruins C. F. [Constantin Francois de] Volney
  • He doesn't know how to be rude, or ill bred, or purse-proud.

    Peter F. Hopkinson Smith
  • She was a presumptive heiress, and had not escaped the inflation of the purse-proud.

    Geoffrey Hampstead Thomas Stinson Jarvis
  • I can't, for the soul of me, bring myself to say that Bursal's not purse-proud, and you can.

    The Parent's Assistant Maria Edgeworth
  • They were not only vulgar and rich, but purse-proud and conceited as well.

    Ayala's Angel

    Anthony Trollope
  • Have they become beggars themselves—the haughty, purse-proud people?

  • Smug, purse-proud and evil, his bloated countenance was most suggestive.

    Berry And Co. Dornford Yates
  • These were insolent and purse-proud, and greedy to increase their wealth by any means in their power.

  • Then they were purse-proud and apparently rich, and apt to patronise their country cousins.

    King of Ranleigh

    F. S. (Frederick Sadlier) Brereton

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