pursy

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

1pur·sy

adjective \ˈpə-sē, ˈpər-sē\
pur·si·erpur·si·est

Definition of PURSY

1
:  short-winded especially because of corpulence
2
:  fat
pur·si·ness noun

Origin of PURSY

Middle English pursi, pursif, from Anglo-French porsif, alteration of *polsif, from Old French pousser to exert pressure, breathe heavily — more at push
First Known Use: 15th century

Rhymes with PURSY

2pursy

adjective \ˈpər-sē\
purs·i·erpurs·i·est

Definition of PURSY

1
:  having a puckered appearance

Origin of PURSY

1purse
First Known Use: 1552

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