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puckery

[puhk-uh-ree]
adjective
  1. puckered.
  2. puckering.
  3. tending to pucker.
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Origin of puckery

An Americanism dating back to 1820–30; pucker + -y1
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for puckery

Historical Examples of puckery

  • Oh, but they were puckery when green, but the frost sweetened them.

    The Library of Work and Play: Outdoor Work

    Mary Rogers Miller

  • Mother knows how to avoid the puckery, thick skin in eating plums.

  • But the skin was thick, very sour and puckery, so eating plums was not an unmixed joy.