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 Hibiscus can be astringent, and many temper its puckery qualities with sugar to a cloying effect. Washington Post, 6 Aug. 2021 Beautiful citrus leans a little exotic, with puckery lemon zest balancing a creamy finish. Sara L. Schneider, Robb Report, 5 July 2021 The Passion Fruit release in their Frucht series is downright puckery. Matthew Kronsberg, WSJ, 10 Mar. 2021 The roll-up goes into the fryer and voilà — a next-level spin on 'Minnesota sushi' that hits all the crispy, creamy, salty and puckery notes. Sharyn Jackson, Star Tribune, 19 Feb. 2021 The Persian cucumbers, salted, squeezed, and tossed with rice vinegar, are the perfect fresh, puckery counterpoint. Elyse Inamine, Bon Appétit, 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, 4 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of puckery

1830, in the meaning defined above

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19 Aug 2021

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“Puckery.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/puckery. Accessed 26 Sep. 2021.

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