noun, verb (used with or without object), purred, pur·ring.
verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of purr
Examples from the Web for pur
Felix brought him in to tea, because we are to have his report for Pur.The Pillars of the House, Vol. II (of 2)|Charlotte M. Yonge
In my opinion he's a liar; I was going to say 'pur et simple,' but he is neither pure nor simple.April's Lady|Margaret Wolfe Hungerford
Pur′ples, petechi or spots of livid red on the body: a disease of wheat: an early purple-flowered orchid.
Ceo n'est que un restitution en lour ley, pur que a ceo n'avomus regard, &c.Commentaries on the Laws of England|William Blackstone
Reason is certainly to be accepted; it is pur natural light, and the only faculty whereby we can judge of things.
Word Origin for purr
1610s, of imitative origin. Related: Purred; purring. As a noun from c.1600.