Definition of pursy in English:

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pursy

Pronunciation: /ˈpərsē/

adjective

archaic
1(Especially of a horse) short of breath; asthmatic.
2(Of a person) fat.
Example sentences
  • Turkey was a short, pursy Englishman of about my own age, that is, somewhere not far from sixty.

Derivatives

pursiness

Pronunciation: /ˈpərsēnəs/
noun

Origin

Late Middle English: reduction of Anglo-Norman French porsif, alteration of Old French polsif, from polser 'breathe with difficulty', from Latin pulsare 'set in violent motion'.

Words that rhyme with pursy

arsy-versy, Circe, mercy, Percy

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: pur·sy

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