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pucker

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verb puck·er \ˈpə-kər\

Simple Definition of pucker

  • : to pull the sides of (something, such as skin or cloth) together so that folds or wrinkles are formed

Full Definition of pucker

puck·eredpuck·er·ing play \-k(ə-)riŋ\

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to become wrinkled or constricted

  3. transitive verb
  4. :  to contract into folds or wrinkles

Examples of pucker

  1. His skin puckered a little around the scar.



Origin of pucker

probably irregular from 1poke


First Known Use: 1598


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pucker

noun puck·er

Definition of pucker

  1. :  a fold or wrinkle in a normally even surface



Circa 1750

First Known Use of pucker

circa 1750




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