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Definition of "pursy" [pur•sy]

  • Fat and short-breathed (adjective)

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Use "pursy" in a sentence
  • "His eyes seemed to plead with Privy Seal, who paced the gallery in short, pursy strides, his plump hands hidden in the furs behind his back."
  • "He not shall know to march, he is pursy, he is foundered."
  • "The only practical purpose which it now subserves in American politics is to give enough exercise to Radicalism to keep it “in wind,” and to prevent its becoming pursy and lazy, from having nothing to whip."