Origin of purse-proud

First recorded in 1675–85
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Examples from the Web for purse-proud

Historical Examples of purse-proud

  • He was a corpulent, florid man, purse-proud, and self-sufficient.


    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.


    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