puck·​ery | \ ˈpə-k(ə-)rē How to pronounce puckery (audio) \

Definition of puckery

: that puckers or causes puckering

Examples of puckery in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Persian cucumbers, salted, squeezed, and tossed with rice vinegar, are the perfect fresh, puckery counterpoint. Elyse Inamine, Bon Appétit, "I’ve Always Liked Tofu, But This Recipe Made Me Looooove It," 25 Oct. 2019 This robust brandy made in Louisville, Ky., hints at honey and baking spice, with lots of toasty oak tannins providing a dry, puckery finish. Kara Newman, WSJ, "Your New Favorite Brown Liquor," 4 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of puckery

1830, in the meaning defined above

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“Puckery.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/puckery. Accessed 30 Sep. 2020.

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