|Origin:||Probably from poke 'bag' (13-20 centuries), from Old North French; POCKET1|
puck‧er also pucker up
1HBH [intransitive and transitive]
if part of your face puckers, or if you pucker it, it becomes tight or stretched, for example because you are going to cry or kiss someone:
Her mouth puckered, and she started to cry.
if cloth puckers, it gets lines or folds in it and is no longer flat
—pucker noun [countable]