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Definition of "pucker" [puck•er]

  • To gather into small wrinkles or folds: puckered my lips; puckered the curtains. (verb-transitive)
  • To become gathered, contracted, and wrinkled. (verb-intransitive)
  • A wrinkle or wrinkled part, as in tightly stitched cloth. (noun)
  • A facial expression in which the lips are tightly pulled together and pushed outward. (noun)
  • A tart flavor that causes one's lips to pucker: the pucker of lemon. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "pucker" in a sentence
  • "Its as close to the "pucker" factor as I hope to come."
  • "Canadian men confess to some "pucker," but all's well that ends well"
  • "And that decision - whether to commit to a tricky section or "pucker" and dismount - may be the lasting legacy of the 2009 BC Bike Race's opening stage."