Pursy vs Purey - What's the difference?

pursy | purey |


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.

pursy

English

Etymology 1

From (etyl) pursif "short of breath, asthmatic", probably from (etyl) pousser "to push; to breathe with difficulty".

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • 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.
  • fat
  • *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.
  • Etymology 2

    From .

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • puckered
  • purse-proud, vain about one's wealth
  • Anagrams

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    purey

    English

    Noun

    (s)
  • 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 "),...