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pursy

Syllabification: pur·sy
Pronunciation: /ˈpərsē
 
/

Definition of pursy in English:

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.

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'.

Derivatives

pursiness

1
noun

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