- short-winded, especially from corpulence or fatness.
- corpulent or fat.
Origin of pursy1
- vain about one's wealth; purse-proud.
Origin of pursy2
Examples from the Web for pursy
Historical Examples of pursy
His dull eyes were pursy with midnight debauches; his flesh sagged.
The generous living of Dawson had made him pursy, almost porcine.
There was frank wonder and admiration in the pursy gentleman's eyes.The Carpet from Bagdad
He was middle-aged, pursy, and dressed with slap-dash ostentation.Average Jones
Samuel Hopkins Adams
The man was fat and pursy, and wore a court wig and a travelling cloak.The Man Who Laughs
- archaic fat; overweight