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pursy

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adjective pur·sy \ˈpə-sē, ˈpər-sē\

Definition of pursy

pursier

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pursiest

  1. 1 :  short-winded especially because of corpulence

  2. 2 :  fat

pursiness

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Origin and Etymology 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


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pursy

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adjective pur·sy \ˈpər-sē\

Definition of pursy

pursier

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pursiest

  1. 1 :  having a puckered appearance

  2. 2 :  purse-proud

Origin and Etymology of pursy

1purse

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