pursy

pursy

1 [pur-see]
adjective, pursier, pursiest.
1.
short-winded, especially from corpulence or fatness.
2.
corpulent or fat.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English purcy, variant of Middle English pursif < Anglo-French porsif, variant of Old French polsif, derivative (see -ive) of polser to pant, heave. See push

pursily, adverb
pursiness, noun
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pursy

2 [pur-see]
adjective, pursier, pursiest.
vain about one's wealth; purse-proud.

Origin:
1545–55; purse + -y1

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pursy (ˈpɜːsɪ)
 
adj
1.  short-winded
2.  archaic fat; overweight
 
[C15: alteration of earlier pursive, from Anglo-French porsif, ultimately from Latin pulsāre to pulsate]

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