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fat and short-breathed; fat, short, and thick; swelled with pampering; as, pursy insolence. Pursy important he sat him down. (Sir W. Scot)

Origin: OF. Pourcif, poulsif, poussif, fr. Pousser to push, thrust, heave, OF. Also poulser: cf. F. Pousse the heaves, asthma. See Push.