Pursy vs Purey - What's the difference?
As an adjective pursy
is out of breath; short of breath, especially due to fatness or pursy
can be puckered.
As a noun purey is
a marble, of the sort used in playing marbles, that is one solid color through and through.
From (etyl) pursif "short of breath, asthmatic", probably from (etyl) pousser "to push; to breathe with difficulty".
out of breath; short of breath, especially due to fatness
*:now breathless wrong / Shall sit and pant in your great chairs of ease, / And pursy insolence shall break his wind / With fear and horrid flight.
*1824 , Washington Irwing, Tales of a Traveler , :
*:It was a long winding ascent, and obliged him every now and then to stop and blow and wipe his forehead with many a pish! and phew! being rather pursy and short of wind.
purse-proud, vain about one's wealth
A marble, of the sort used in playing marbles, that is one solid color through and through.
*1957 , , 1991 LB Books edition, page 76,
*:... an unclouded blue marble (known to marble shooters, at least in the twenties, as a "purey "),...