- The definition of a pucker is a gathering of wrinkles or small folds.
- An example of a pucker is the face a person makes while eating a lemon.
- An example of a pucker is a small fold sewn into the seam of a blouse.
- Pucker is defined as to draw up into wrinkles or small folds.
An example of pucker is to draw the lips together before a kiss.
pucker definition by Webster's New World
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transitive verb, intransitive verb
to draw up or gather into wrinkles or small folds
Origin: frequentative form of poke
a wrinkle or small fold made by puckering
pucker definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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verb puck·ered, puck·er·ing, puck·ers verb, transitive
To gather into small wrinkles or folds: puckered my lips; puckered the curtains.verb, intransitive
To become gathered, contracted, and wrinkled.noun
- A wrinkle or wrinkled part, as in tightly stitched cloth.
- A facial expression in which the lips are tightly pulled together and pushed outward.
- A tart flavor that causes one's lips to pucker: the pucker of lemon.
Origin: Probably frequentative of dialectal pock, bag, sack, variant of poke3.
pucker - Phrases/Idioms
to contract the lips as in preparing to kiss