: proud because of one's wealth especially in the absence of other distinctions

Word History

First Known Use

1681, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of purse-proud was in 1681

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Cite this Entry

“Purse-proud.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/purse-proud. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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