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pursy

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[ pur-see ]
/ ˈpɜr si /
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adjective, pur·si·er, pur·si·est.
short-winded, especially from corpulence or fatness.
corpulent or fat.
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Origin of pursy

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1400–50; late Middle English purcy, variant of Middle English pursif<Anglo-French porsif, variant of Old French polsif, derivative (see -ive) of polser to pant, heave. See push

OTHER WORDS FROM pursy

pur·si·ly, adverbpur·si·ness, noun

Other definitions for pursy (2 of 2)

pursy2
[ pur-see ]
/ ˈpɜr si /

adjective, purs·i·er, purs·i·est.
vain about one's wealth; purse-proud.

Origin of pursy

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First recorded in 1545–55; purse + -y1
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British Dictionary definitions for pursy

pursy
/ (ˈpɜːsɪ) /

adjective
short-winded
archaic fat; overweight

Word Origin for pursy

C15: alteration of earlier pursive, from Anglo-French porsif, ultimately from Latin pulsāre to pulsate
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