Definition of Pucker

1. Noun. An irregular fold in an otherwise even surface (as in cloth).

Exact synonyms: Ruck
Generic synonyms: Bend, Crease, Crimp, Flexure, Fold, Plication
Derivative terms: Ruck

2. Verb. To gather something into small wrinkles or folds. "They pucker the sheets"; "She puckered her lips"
Exact synonyms: Cockle, Crumple, Knit, Rumple
Related verbs: Draw
Generic synonyms: Crease, Crinkle, Crisp, Ruckle, Scrunch, Scrunch Up, Wrinkle

3. Verb. Draw together into folds or puckers.
Exact synonyms: Gather, Tuck
Generic synonyms: Run Up, Sew, Sew Together, Stitch
Derivative terms: Gather, Gathering, Tuck, Tucker

4. Verb. Become wrinkled or drawn together. "The sheets didn't pucker"; "Her lips puckered"
Exact synonyms: Ruck, Ruck Up
Generic synonyms: Crease, Crinkle, Crisp, Ruckle, Scrunch, Scrunch Up, Wrinkle
Derivative terms: Ruck

Definition of Pucker

1. v. t. & i. To gather into small folds or wrinkles; to contract into ridges and furrows; to corrugate; -- often with up; as, to pucker up the mouth.

2. n. A fold; a wrinkle; a collection of folds.

Definition of Pucker

1. Verb. To pinch or wrinkle; to squeeze inwardly, to dimple or fold. ¹

2. Noun. A fold or wrinkle. ¹

3. Noun. A state of perplexity or anxiety; confusion; bother; agitation. ¹

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Definition of Pucker

1. to gather into small wrinkles or folds [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pucker

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Literary usage of Pucker

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1. Slang and Its Analogues Past and Present: A Dictionary, Historical and by John Stephen Farmer, William Ernest Henley (1902)
"He was IN such л pucker about her. 1883. PAYN, Thicker than Water, xiii. Mary's letters, therefore, were among the few things that did not agitate Mrs. ..."

2. Duffy's Hibernian Magazine: A Monthly Journal of Legends, Tales, and Stories (1861)
"ALLOW me to say one word, Mrs. pucker " Such were the words unexpectedly heard by ... It was the voice of Mrs. pucker ! From the first hour of my arrival in ..."

3. The Practitioner by Gale Group, ProQuest Information and Learning Company (1904)
"It will be found that there is no need to interrupt the stitch at any point, for there is no tendency on the part of the sutured edges to pucker when the ..."

4. The Life and Writings of Major Jack Downing [pseud.] of Downingville: Away by Seba] [Smith (1834)
"... because the President did n't come, and tells what a terrible pucker ant Keziah teas in about it. ..."

5. The Life and Writings of Major Jack Downing: Pseud. of Downingville, Away by Seba Smith (1834)
"... because the President did n't come, and tells what a terrible pucker ant Keziah was in about it. ..."

6. Our Young Folks by John Townsend Trowbridge, Lucy Larcom, Gail Hamilton (1872)
"With one hand he clutched Prince pucker by the collar of his nightgown, whirled him out of bed, and applied the instrument of discipline with such force and ..."

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