pucker

verb
puck·​er | \ ˈpə-kər How to pronounce pucker (audio) \
puckered; puckering\ ˈpə-​k(ə-​)riŋ How to pronounce pucker (audio) \

Definition of pucker

 (Entry 1 of 2)

intransitive verb

: to become wrinkled or constricted

transitive verb

: to contract into folds or wrinkles

pucker

noun

Definition of pucker (Entry 2 of 2)

: a fold or wrinkle in a normally even surface

Examples of pucker in a Sentence

Verb His skin puckered a little around the scar.
Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Both are perfect and lightweight enough for daytime or nighttime use for all-day nourishment — pucker up. Sarah Han, Allure, 6 Aug. 2021 Scallops seared in a wood fire and nestled with shaved celery and mouth-puckering kumquat? Washington Post, 10 Jan. 2020 The sleeves of his expensive bomber jacket puckered at the elbows. John Jeremiah Sullivan, The New Yorker, 23 Dec. 2019 His arms and chest bear puckered scars from when he was slashed with a broken bottle. Bob Ortega, CNN, 22 Oct. 2019 The impact puckered the car’s hood, spun the vehicle around, and left the car facing the opposite direction, dripping fluids. Aaron Gilbreath, Longreads, 22 May 2017 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The NPD Group notes that lip makeup (which folds in lip gloss and other pucker enhancers) is the fastest growing area in the makeup category for 2022. Chris Morris, Fortune, 6 May 2022 Let babies taste bitterness in foods such as kale, and pucker at the sourness of grapefruit. Washington Post, 10 Apr. 2022 Showing off her silky smooth, rejuvenized lips with a pucker of her pout, Dr. Idriss ends the video with a smile. Talia Gutierrez, Allure, 31 Mar. 2022 But my coworkers and I were talking about fresh masks — just-ripped-the-plastic-off, brand-new masks that still make our nostrils pucker. Mirel Zaman, refinery29.com, 15 Mar. 2022 Otherwise, the dish has none of the complexity or pucker of the Moroccan classic. Washington Post, 7 Jan. 2022 Transfer the wings to a platter, making sure to pour any sauce remaining in the bowl over the top, and serve with lemon wedges for anyone who wants extra pucker. Washington Post, 2 Feb. 2022 This candy shop in Louisville's NuLu neighborhood features artisan goods, including bourbon balls, Modjeska's, hearts, red-and-white sanded gummy hearts, sour pucker lips and more. Gege Reed, The Courier-Journal, 8 Feb. 2022 Pickling mellows the grassiness that fresh peppers can sometimes have, and the acid in the pickling brine adds a slight pucker. Washington Post, 13 Aug. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of pucker

Verb

1598, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

Noun

1598, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pucker

Verb

probably irregular from poke entry 1

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“Pucker.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pucker. Accessed 26 May. 2022.

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More Definitions for pucker

pucker

verb
puck·​er | \ ˈpə-kər How to pronounce pucker (audio) \
puckered; puckering

Kids Definition of pucker

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: to draw or cause to draw up into folds or wrinkles The lemon made me pucker my lips.

pucker

noun

Kids Definition of pucker (Entry 2 of 2)

: a fold or wrinkle in a normally even surface

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