It was a little old woman, her face all wrinkled and puckered.
His brow was puckered and his lips shut tightly on the stem of his pipe.
His lips were puckered up suavely, and his little trimmed moustaches looked as though they had been fixed on with glue.
The place above his forehead, where he had been struck by the stone, was puckered and dark.
His face was brown and leathery, too, and it was puckered and sour.
When the women showed me his face, it was all puckered with the bitterness of that defeat.
It was very peaceful; but Mrs. Butterfield's face was puckered with anxiety.
He is smoking an unclean briar, and his forehead is puckered with thought.
Yet there was a sort of weary peace in the face, and there was still humour in the puckered mouth and even in the sad eyes.
Then he puckered his mouth, curiously, as if trying to whistle.
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+)