From 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.
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         Pursy important he sat him down.         --Sir W. Scot.
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