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
How to use purse in a sentence
A sub-novice boxer, Paul, was guaranteed a purse of $900K, more than 99 percent of what authentic fighters earn in a lifetime of work inside the ropes.Floyd Mayweather’s Failure to Knock Out Logan Paul Is Sad|Gordon Marino|June 7, 2021|The Daily Beast
I looked down at my purse, pretending I’d dropped something, so she wouldn’t see my eyes filling with tears.
Steamed dumplings translated to pretty green purses stuffed with ground pork and shrimp, morsels that blossomed after a dip in soy sauce, garlic and chiles.Sisters Thai in Potomac reminds us that food isn’t everything|Tom Sietsema|April 23, 2021|Washington Post
Prepare in advance to be a better bystanderYou can’t predict how you’ll react when someone steals a purse before your eyes, but you can train to be an active bystander.How to break free of the bystander effect and help someone in trouble|Tara Santora|March 2, 2021|Popular Science
He said four people who held the purse strings wouldn’t come to my interview.
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
Available at La Boîte SHOLDIT Clutch Wrap Purse, $70 We can all agree the dorky passport holders and money bags have got to go.The Daily Beast’s 2014 Holiday Gift Guide: For the Anthony Bourdain in Your Life|Allison McNearney|November 29, 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
Absently his hands wandered through the pockets, and found his purse and the money in an outside pocket.The Homesteader|Oscar Micheaux
I turned round, thrust my purse into the lap of the nearest, and with a light heart led the lady back to the hotel.
Ernest called out; "you have forgotten your money;" and he held out a purse, but the man was gone.
A Cremona Violin is, to a rich amateur, a loadstone that is sure to attract the shining metal from the depths of his purse.Violins and Violin Makers|Joseph Pearce
She did not smile as she opened a black purse and produced an envelope which she handed to Delancy.
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