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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Definitions for purse-proud

  1. proud of one's wealth, especially in an arrogant or showy manner.

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Citations for purse-proud
London was still London ... heavy, clumsy, arrogant, purse-proud but not cheap; insular but large; barely tolerant of an outside world, and absolutely self-confident. Henry Adams, The Education of Henry Adams, 1918
The fellow is a bad neighbour, and I desire, to have nothing to do with him: but as he is purse-proud, he shall pay for his insolence ... Tobias Smollett, The Expedition of Humphry Clinker, 1771
Origin of purse-proud
1675-1685
Purse-proud was first recorded in 1675–85.