Definition of pursy in English:

pursy

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Pronunciation: /ˈpəːsi
 
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adjective

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

Derivatives

pursiness

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'.

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