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Date: 1500-1600
Origin: Probably from poke 'bag' (13-20 centuries), from Old North French; POCKET1

pucker

verb
     
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.
2 [intransitive] if cloth puckers, it gets lines or folds in it and is no longer flat
pucker noun [countable]
puckered adjective

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