nounhistorical, rare Scottish
A dish of boiled oatmeal and kale or cabbage.
Earliest and chiefly in "tartan-purry".
Mid 18th century. From French purée purée.
Characterized by or resembling purring. Hence: comfortable, contented.
Early 19th century; earliest use found in Literary Gazette. Partly from purr + -y, and partly from purr + -y.