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Noun, Verb (usu participle)


Noun pucker has 1 sense

Verb pucker has 3 senses


puckerv. t. & i. [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.  Spectator.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A fold; a wrinkle; a collection of folds.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A state of perplexity or anxiety; confusion; bother; agitation.  [1913 Webster]


pucker, v. & n.
--v.tr. & intr. (often foll. by up) gather or cause to gather into wrinkles, folds, or bulges (puckered her eyebrows; this seam is puckered up).
--n. such a wrinkle, bulge, fold, etc.

puckery adj.
prob. frequent., formed as POKE(2), POCKET (cf. PURSE)



abbreviate, agitation, all-overs, angst, anxiety, anxiety hysteria, anxiety neurosis, anxious bench, anxious concern, anxious seat, anxiousness, apprehension, apprehensiveness, befuddlement, bewilderment, bother, botheration, cankerworm of care, care, chaos, circumscribe, cloud, coarct, cocker, cockle, compact, compress, concentrate, concern, concernment, condense, confusion, consolidate, constrict, constringe, contract, corrugate, corrugation, cramp, crankle, crease, crimp, crimple, crinkle, crinkling, crumple, curtail, daze, decrease, discombobulation, discomfiture, discomposure, disconcertion, disorder, disorganization, disorientation, disquiet, disquietude, distress, disturbance, dither, draw, draw in, draw together, dread, embarrassment, fear, flap, flummox, flurry, fluster, flusteration, flustration, flutter, fog, fold, foofaraw, foreboding, forebodingness, frenzy, fret, fuddle, fuddlement, furrow, fuss, gather, haze, inquietude, jumble, knit, knot, lather, malaise, maze, mess, misgiving, mist, muddle, muddlement, narrow, nervous strain, nervous tension, nervousness, overanxiety, perplexity, perturbation, pins and needles, pleat, pother, pucker up, purse, reduce, ridge, rimple, ripple, rivel, ruche, ruck, ruckle, ruffle, rumple, screw up, shirr, shirring, shorten, shuffle, solicitude, solidify, squeeze, stew, strain, strangle, strangulate, suspense, sweat, swivet, tension, tighten, tizzy, trouble, tuck, twitter, twitteration, uneasiness, unquietness, unsettlement, upset, vexation, wimple, wrinkle, wrinkling, zeal




N resentment, displeasure, animosity, anger, wrath, indignation, exasperation, bitter resentment, wrathful indignation, pique, umbrage, huff, miff, soreness, dudgeon, acerbity, virulence, bitterness, acrimony, asperity, spleen, gall, heart-burning, heart-swelling, rankling, ill humor, bad humor, ill temper, bad temper, irascibility, ill blood, revenge, excitement, irritation, warmth, bile, choler, ire, fume, pucker, dander, ferment, ebullition, towering passion, acharnement, angry mood, taking, pet, tiff, passion, fit, tantrums, burst, explosion, paroxysm, storm, rage, fury, desperation, violence, fire and fury, vials of wrath, gnashing of teeth, hot blood, high words, scowl, sulks, affront, provocation, offense, indignity, grudge, crow to pluck, bone to pick, sore subject, casus belli, ill turn, outrage, Furies, Eumenides, buffet, slap in the face, box on the ear, rap on the knuckles, angry, wrath, irate, ireful, wrathful, cross, Achillean, sulky, bitter, virulent, acrimonious &c (discourteous), violent, warm, burning, boiling, boiling over, fuming, raging, foaming, foaming at the mouth, convulsed with rage, offended, waxy, acharne, wrought, worked up, indignant, hurt, sore, set against, fierce, wild, rageful, furious, mad with rage, fiery, infuriate, rabid, savage, relentless, flushed with anger, flushed with rage, in a huff, in a stew, in a fume, in a pucker, in a passion, in a rage, in a fury, in a taking, in a way, on one's high ropes, up in arms, in high dudgeon, angrily, in the height of passion, in the heat of passion, in the heat of the moment, Int, tantaene animis coelestibus irae!, marry come up!, zounds!, 'sdeath!, one's blood being up, one's back being up, one's monkey being up, fervens difficili bile jecur, the gorge rising, eyes flashing fire, the blood rising, the blood boiling, haeret lateri lethalis arundo, beware the fury of a patient man, furor arma ministrat, ira furor brevis est, quem Jupiter vult perdere dementat prius, What, drunk with choler?.


N fold, plicature, plait, pleat, ply, crease, tuck, gather, flexion, flexure, joint, elbow, double, doubling, duplicature, gather, wrinkle, rimple, crinkle, crankle, crumple, rumple, rivel, ruck, ruffle, dog's ear, corrugation, frounce, flounce, lapel, pucker, crow's feet, plication, folded, fluted, pleated.

VB fold, double, plicate, plait, crease, wrinkle, crinkle, crankle, curl, cockle up, cocker, rimple, rumple, flute, frizzle, frounce, rivel, twill, corrugate, ruffle, crimple, crumple, pucker, turn down, double down, down under, tuck, ruck, hem, gather.

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