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Main Entry: 1purse
Pronunciation: primarystresspschwars
Function: noun
Etymology: Old English purs "a small bag for money, purse," from Latin bursa "purse," from earlier bursa "oxhide," from Greek byrsa (same meaning) --related to DISBURSE, REIMBURSE
1 : a small container (as a wallet) for money; especially : a woman's pocketbook
2 : a source of supply or support
3 : a sum of money offered as a prize or present


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