Definition of pursy in English:

pursy

adjective

archaic
  • 1(especially of a horse) short of breath; asthmatic.

    short, squat, stubby
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  • 2(of a person) fat.

    • ‘Turkey was a short, pursy Englishman of about my own age, that is, somewhere not far from sixty.’
    fat, fattish, obese, overweight, plump, portly, stout, chubby, paunchy, beer-bellied, thickset, hefty, heavy, heavyset, burly, bulky, chunky, well padded, well covered, well upholstered, meaty, fleshy, rotund, round, well rounded, broad, broad in the beam, of ample proportions, big, large, gargantuan, elephantine
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Origin

Late Middle English: reduction of Anglo-Norman French porsif, alteration of Old French polsif, from polser breathe with difficulty, from Latin pulsare set in violent motion.

Pronunciation:

pursy

/ˈpəːsi/