Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Producing or tending to produce puckers: as, a puckery taste (that is, a bitter or astringent taste such as may cause the mouth to pucker).
  • Inclined to become puckered or wrinkled; full of puckers or wrinkles: said especially of a textile fabric.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Producing, or tending to produce, a pucker.
  • adjective Inclined to become puckered or wrinkled; full of puckers or wrinkles.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Very sour, so that the lips pucker.
  • adjective Inclined to become puckered or wrinkled; full of puckers or wrinkles.

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

pucker +‎ -y

Examples

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  • "What if some of these wildings are acrid and puckery, genuine verjuice, do they not still belong to the Pomaceae, which are uniformly innocent and kind to our race? I still begrudge them to the cider-mill. Perhaps they are not fairly ripe yet." - 'Wild Apples', Henry David Thoreau.

    December 14, 2007

  • Oooh, I like this word. It's all...tart. :-)

    December 14, 2007