purey

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

pure +‎ -y

Noun[edit]

purey (plural pureys)

  1. A marble, of the sort used in playing marbles, that is one solid color through and through.
    • 1957, J. D. Salinger, "Zooey", in, 1961, Franny and Zooey, 1991 LB Books edition, page 76,
      [] an unclouded blue marble (known to marble shooters, at least in the twenties, as a "purey"), []