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Adjective: pursy  pur-see
Usage: archaic
  1. Breathing laboriously or convulsively
    "The pursy little man departed";
    - blown, short-winded, winded

Sounds like: pupil, pursy

See also: breathless, dyspeic, dyspneal [N. Amer], dyspneic [Brit, N. Amer], dyspnoeal [Brit, Cdn], dyspnoeic [Brit, Cdn], dyspoeic