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Meaning of PURSY

Pronunciation:  'pursee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  breathing laboriously or convulsively
 

PURSY is a 5 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: blown, breathless, dyspneal, dyspneic, dyspnoeal, dyspnoeic, gasping, out of breath(p), panting, short-winded, winded
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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.

 

 

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