Meaning of Purdey in English:


Pronunciation /ˈpəːdi/


  • A shotgun, rifle, or other firearm made by the London gunsmiths James Purdey & Sons; (also attributive) designating any of various parts, components, etc., associated with firearms of this sort.

    A trademark in the United Kingdom.


Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Benjamin Disraeli (1804–1881), prime minister and novelist. From the name of James Purdey& Sons, firearm manufacturers.