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[ puhk-uh-ree ]
/ ˈpʌk ə ri /


tending to pucker.

Nearby words

puck hog, puck-carrier, pucka, pucker, puckerood, puckery, puckish, puckishly, puckout, puckster, pud

Origin of puckery

An Americanism dating back to 1820–30; pucker + -y1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for puckery

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

    The Library of Work and Play: Outdoor Work|Mary Rogers Miller
  • But the skin was thick, very sour and puckery, so eating plums was not an unmixed joy.

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