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ˈpʌk ərpuck·er

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pucker, ruckverb

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

  2. pucker, rumple, cockle, crumple, knitverb

    to gather something into small wrinkles or folds

    "She puckered her lips"

  3. gather, pucker, tuckverb

    draw together into folds or puckers

  4. pucker, ruck, ruck upverb

    become wrinkled or drawn together

    "her lips puckered"


  1. puckernoun

    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.

    Etymology: Probable alteration of (verb) poke

  2. puckernoun

    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.

    Etymology: Probable alteration of (verb) poke

  3. puckerverb

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

    Etymology: 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

    Etymology: [From Poke a pocket, small bag.]

  2. Puckernoun

    a fold; a wrinkle; a collection of folds

    Etymology: [From Poke a pocket, small bag.]

  3. Puckernoun

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

    Etymology: [From Poke a pocket, small bag.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Pucker

    puk′ėr, v.t. to gather into folds: to wrinkle.—n. a fold or wrinkle: a number of folds or wrinkles, esp. irregular ones: (coll.) agitation, confusion.—adj. Puck′ery, astringent: tending to wrinkle. [Cf. Poke, a bag, and Pock.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. pucker

    A wrinkled seam in sail-making. Also, anything in a state of confusion.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pucker in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pucker in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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  • تجعدArabic
  • arruga, arrugarSpanish
  • törröttää, mutristaa, ryppy, kurtistaa, rypistää, kurttuFinnish
  • faux pliFrench
  • तहHindi
  • կնճիռArmenian
  • морщина, наморщить, растерянность, морщить, складкаRussian
  • морщитисяUkrainian

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