purse-proud | Word of the Day

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April 17, 2018
purse-proud
[purs-proud]
adjective
1.
proud of one's wealth, especially in an arrogant or showy manner.
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London was still London ... heavy, clumsy, arrogant, purse-proud but not cheap; insular but large; barely tolerant of an outside world, and absolutely self-confident.
-- Henry Adams, The Education of Henry Adams, 1918
ORIGIN
Purse-proud was first recorded in 1675–85.
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