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Date: 1600-1700
Origin: From the sound

purr

verb
     
Related topics: Pets, Animals
purr
1 [intransitive]HBADHP if a cat purrs, it makes a soft low sound in its throat to show that it is pleased
2 [intransitive]TE if the engine of a vehicle or machine purrs, it works perfectly and makes a quiet smooth sound:
The big Bentley purred along the road.
3 [intransitive and transitive] to speak in a soft low sexy voice:
'That feels good,' she purred.
purr noun [countable]

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