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pucker

verb puck·er \ ˈpə-kər \
Updated on: 10 Dec 2017

Definition of pucker

puckered; puckering play \ˈpə-k(ə-)riŋ\
intransitive verb
: to become wrinkled or constricted
transitive verb
: to contract into folds or wrinkles

Examples of pucker in a Sentence

  1. His skin puckered a little around the scar.

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Origin and Etymology of pucker

probably irregular from 1poke


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pucker

noun

Definition of pucker

: a fold or wrinkle in a normally even surface

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First Known Use of pucker

1598



PUCKER Defined for English Language Learners

pucker

verb

Definition of pucker for English Language Learners

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


PUCKER Defined for Kids

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pucker

verb puck·er \ ˈpə-kər \

Definition of pucker for Students

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

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pucker

noun

Definition of pucker for Students

: a fold or wrinkle in a normally even surface


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