puck·​ery ˈpə-k(ə-)rē How to pronounce puckery (audio)
: that puckers or causes puckering

Examples of puckery in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As the base for a marinade and grilling sauce, passion fruit's puckery tartness—think mango and pineapple with a slightly sour kick—is an ideal complement to rich, buttery shellfish. Sheena Chihak, Better Homes & Gardens, 14 Nov. 2022 Their recipe combines silky texture, puckery tartness and richness (courtesy of olive oil) in every bite. Ben Mimscooking Columnist, Los Angeles Times, 16 Oct. 2022 Tropical mango and guava layer under red cherry, berry, and orange peel flavors, with a minerally salinity emerging with pithy, puckery lime zest on a beautifully long and intense finish. Sara L. Schneider, Robb Report, 13 May 2022 The curd will stay fresh in the fridge for up to two weeks and adds a puckery sweetness to simple breakfasts like pancakes or a piece of toast long after the dutch baby is eaten up. Magdalena O'Neal, Sunset Magazine, 25 Feb. 2022 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

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Word History

First Known Use

1830, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of puckery was in 1830

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“Puckery.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/puckery. Accessed 12 Jun. 2024.

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