verb (used with object), pursed, purs·ing.
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Origin of purse
OTHER WORDS FROM pursepurse·less, adjectivepurse·like, adjective
Words nearby purse
Example sentences from the Web for purse
On one summer lunch hour, Donna Ann Levonuk, 50, lifted a tub of diaper cream priced at $43.98—and then stashed it in her purse.The Insane $11 Billion Scam at Retailers’ Return Desks|M.L. Nestel|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The padlocked door down the hall was now open, and I found my purse.I Was Gang Raped at a UVA Frat 30 Years Ago, and No One Did Anything|Liz Seccuro|December 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She retrieved a cigarette from her purse and lit it without moving her face away from the screen.I Watched a Casino Kill Itself: The Awful Last Nights of Atlantic City’s Taj Mahal|Olivia Nuzzi|December 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
These are longer than traditional ads, mini-stories, designed to pull at heart- as well as purse strings.How Monty The Penguin Won Christmas: Britain’s Epic, Emotional Commercials|Tim Teeman|November 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
When I travel and kids run up to me, all that the girls want to do is look in my purse and put on my lip glosses and chapsticks.
He put the purse back, and covered it again with great care.Wenderholme|Philip Gilbert Hamerton
And that's why you wanted to prove me a thief with this purse.The Road to Damascus|August Strindberg
I had brought over a few curiosities, among which the principal was a purse made of the asbestos, which purifies by fire.Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin|Benjamin Franklin
It is occupied by one of his officers, who carries the purse and makes payments.At the Point of the Bayonet|G. A. Henty
Arthur explained his hasty return by alleging he had forgot his purse at the convent.Anne of Geierstein|Walter Scott
British Dictionary definitions for purse
Word Origin for purse
Idioms and Phrases with purse
In addition to the idiom beginning with purse
- purse strings
- can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear