I. verb (puckered; puckering) Etymology: probably irregular from 1poke Date: 1598 intransitive verb to become wrinkled or constricted transitive verb to contract into folds or wrinkles II. noun Date: circa 1750 a fold or wrinkle in a normally even surface

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  • Pucker — Puck er, v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. {Puckered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Puckering}.] [From {Poke} a pocket, small bag.] To gather into small folds or wrinkles; to contract into ridges and furrows; to corrugate; often with up; as, to pucker up the mouth.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pucker — [n] wrinkle crease, crinkle, crumple, fold, furrow, plait, ruck, ruckle; concept 754 Ant. smoothness pucker [v] draw together; wrinkle cockle, compress, condense, contract, crease, crinkle, crumple, fold, furrow, gather, knit, purse, ruckle, ruck …   New thesaurus

  • pucker — [puk′ər] vt., vi. [freq. form of POKE2] to draw up or gather into wrinkles or small folds n. a wrinkle or small fold made by puckering pucker up to contract the lips as in preparing to kiss …   English World dictionary

  • Pucker — Puck er, n. 1. A fold; a wrinkle; a collection of folds. [1913 Webster] 2. A state of perplexity or anxiety; confusion; bother; agitation. [Prov. Eng. & Colloq. U. S.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pucker — is a sour apple liqueur, similar in taste to both granny smith apples and green apple flavored candy. Made by the DeKuyper company it is just one of many in their line of fruit schnapps. By volume it is 15% alcohol (30 proof) and is often used in …   Wikipedia

  • pucker — 1590s, possibly a frequentative form of pock, dialectal variant of poke bag, sack, which would give it the same notion as in to purse the lips …   Etymology dictionary

  • pucker — meaning ‘to gather into folds’, has inflected forms puckered, puckering. See also pukka …   Modern English usage

  • pucker — ► VERB ▪ tightly gather or contract into wrinkles or small folds. ► NOUN ▪ a wrinkle or small fold. ORIGIN probably from POKE(Cf. ↑poke) and POCKET(Cf. ↑pocketable) (suggesting the formation of small purse like gatherings) …   English terms dictionary

  • pucker — UK [ˈpʌkə(r)] / US [ˈpʌkər] verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms pucker : present tense I/you/we/they pucker he/she/it puckers present participle puckering past tense puckered past participle puckered 1) a) pucker or pucker up if your lips… …   English dictionary

  • pucker — puck|er [ pʌkər ] verb intransitive or transitive 1. ) pucker or pucker up if your lips pucker, you squeeze them together and out a ) if your forehead puckers, it becomes full of lines, for example because you are thinking or your head hurts 2. ) …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Pucker! — Infobox Album Name = Pucker! Type = studio Artist = The Selecter Released = August 22 1995 Recorded = Genre = rock ska Length = Label = DOJO Records Producer = Nick Welsh Reviews = Last album = The Happy Album (1994) This album = Pucker! (1995)… …   Wikipedia

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