[pur-swi-vuh nt] /ˈpɜr swɪ vənt/
a heraldic officer of the lowest class, ranking below a herald.
an official attendant on heralds.
any attendant or follower.
the lowest rank of heraldic officer
(history) a state or royal messenger
(history) a follower or attendant
noun, Military. 1. (formerly) an armed airplane designed for speed and maneuverability in fighting enemy aircraft.
[pur-see] /ˈpɜr si/ adjective, pursier, pursiest. 1. short-winded, especially from corpulence or fatness. 2. corpulent or fat. [pur-see] /ˈpɜr si/ adjective, pursier, pursiest. 1. vain about one’s wealth; purse-proud. /ˈpɜːsɪ/ adjective 1. short-winded 2. (archaic) fat; overweight
[pur-tn-uh ns] /ˈpɜr tn əns/ noun 1. the liver, heart, and lungs of an animal. /ˈpɜːtɪnəns/ noun 1. (archaic) the inner organs, viscera
[pur-tee] /ˈpɜr ti/ adjective, Dialect. 1. pretty. adj. 1829, representing a colloquial pronunciation of pretty (adj.).