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Pursy definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

PURS'Y, a corrupt orthography. [See Pussy.]

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

adj
1: breathing laboriously or convulsively [syn: blown, pursy, short-winded, winded]

Merriam Webster's

I. adjective (pursier; -est) Etymology: Middle English pursi, pursif, from Anglo-French porsif, alteration of *polsif, from Old French pousser to exert pressure, breathe heavily more at push Date: 15th century 1. short-winded especially because of corpulence 2. fat pursiness noun II. adjective (pursier; -est) Etymology: 1purse Date: 1552 1. having a puckered appearance 2. purse-proud

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. 1 short-winded; puffy. 2 corpulent. Derivatives: pursiness n. Etymology: ME, earlier pursive f. AF porsif f. OF polsif f. polser breathe with difficulty f. L pulsare (as PULSATE)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Pursy Pur"sy, a. [OF. pourcif, poulsif, poussif, fr. pousser to push, thrust, heave, OF. also poulser: cf. F. pousse the heaves, asthma. See Push.] Fat and short-breathed; fat, short, and thick; swelled with pampering; as, pursy insolence. --Shak. Pursy important he sat him down. --Sir W. Scot.

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

a. 1. Fat, corpulent, fleshy, plump, short, thick, pudgy, podgy. 2. Short-breathed, short-winded, think-winded.



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