Definitions for puckerˈpʌk ər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

puck•erˈpʌk ər(v.t.; v.i.)

  1. to draw or gather into wrinkles or irregular folds; constrict.

  2. (n.)an irregular fold; wrinkle.

  3. a puckered part, as of cloth tightly or crookedly sewn.

Origin of pucker:

1590–1600; appar. akin to poke2

puck′er•y(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. pucker, ruck(verb)

    an irregular fold in an otherwise even surface (as in cloth)

  2. pucker, rumple, cockle, crumple, knit(verb)

    to gather something into small wrinkles or folds

    "She puckered her lips"

  3. gather, pucker, tuck(verb)

    draw together into folds or puckers

  4. pucker, ruck, ruck up(verb)

    become wrinkled or drawn together

    "her lips puckered"

Wiktionary

  1. pucker(Noun)

    A fold or wrinkle.

    1921 The mouth was compressed, and on either side of it two tiny wrinkles had formed themselves in her cheeks. An infinity of slightly malicious amusement lurked in those little folds, in the puckers about the half-closed eyes, in the eyes themselves, bright and laughing between the narrowed lids. u2014 Aldous Huxley, Crome Yellow, Chapter 3.

  2. pucker(Noun)

    A state of perplexity or anxiety; confusion; bother; agitation.

    1874 "What a pucker everything is in!" said Bathsheba, discontentedly when the child had gone. "Get away, Maryann, or go on with your scrubbing, or do something! You ought to be married by this time, and not here troubling me!" u2014 Thomas Hardy, Far From the Madding Crowd.

  3. pucker(Verb)

    To pinch or wrinkle; to squeeze inwardly, to dimple or fold.

  4. Origin: Probable alteration of (verb) poke

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pucker

    to gather into small folds or wrinkles; to contract into ridges and furrows; to corrugate; -- often with up; as, to pucker up the mouth

  2. Pucker(noun)

    a fold; a wrinkle; a collection of folds

  3. Pucker(noun)

    a state of perplexity or anxiety; confusion; bother; agitation

Freebase

  1. Pucker

    Pucker is a line of fruit-flavored imitation liqueurs made by the DeKuyper company. By volume it is 15% alcohol and is often used in mixed drinks such as martinis.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

pucker(noun)

a wrinkle or fold.

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