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pursy

adjective pur·sy \ ˈpə-sē , ˈpər-sē \

Definition of pursy

pursier; pursiest
1 :short-winded especially because of corpulence
2 :fat

pursiness

noun

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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

adjective \ ˈpər-sē \

Definition of pursy

pursier; pursiest
1 :having a puckered appearance

Origin and Etymology of pursy


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