1. [syn: blown, pursy, short-winded, winded]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Pursy \Pur"sy\, a. [OF. pourcif, poulsif, poussif, fr. pousser
to push, thrust, heave, OF. also poulser: cf. F. pousse the
heaves, asthma. See Push.]
Fat and short-breathed; fat, short, and thick; swelled with
pampering; as, pursy insolence. --Shak.
Pursy important he sat him down. --Sir W. Scot.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: breathing laboriously or convulsively [syn: blown,
pursy, short-winded, winded]