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Here we are with our arms ready to receive them, and not one will even put up a pucker at us.
“Padre, my shoe pinches,” said Nora with a pucker between her eyes.
So they filled their pockets with them to pucker up the regiment.
Mr. Ashe laughed as he smoothed out a pucker in his niece's brow.
Yet quite the same when Lockett lifted his hand, after an awful pause, every furrow and pucker reappeared.
He drew his brow into a pucker which furrowed the flesh between his brows.
Of course a bird has no lips to pucker up and whistle with, as boys have, and some girls, too.
Suddenly he stopped, and a pucker on his brow betrayed anxiety.
Take great care not to stretch the hole or to draw the threads tight enough to pucker.
1590s, "prob. earlier in colloquial use" [OED], possibly a frequentative form of pock, dialectal variant of poke "bag, sack" (see poke (n.1)), which would give it the same notion as in purse (v.). "Verbs of this type often shorten or obscure the original vowel; compare clutter, flutter, putter, etc." [Barnhart]. Related: Puckered; puckering.
1726, literal; 1741, figurative; from pucker (v.).
: The U.S. ships were taking no chances: as Capt. Mathis told his crew members, one mine is enough to keep the pucker factor up
Fear; state of fright: Don't get into such a pucker (1741+)