Definition of purse-pride in English:

purse-pride

noun

  • The state or condition of being purse-proud; the pride or arrogance of the wealthy.

Origin

Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Joseph Hall (1574–1656), bishop of Norwich, religious writer, and satirist. From purse + pride.

Pronunciation

purse-pride

/ˈpəːsˌprʌɪd/