Dimple vs Pucker - What's the difference?

dimple | pucker |


As nouns the difference between dimple and pucker

is that dimple is a small depression or indentation in a surface while pucker is a fold or wrinkle.

As verbs the difference between dimple and pucker

is that dimple is to create a dimple in while pucker is to pinch or wrinkle; to squeeze inwardly, to dimple or fold.

dimple

English

Noun

(en-noun)
  • A small depression or indentation in a surface.
  • The accident created a dimple in the hood of the car.
  • * Wordsworth
  • The garden pool's dark surface breaks into dimples small and bright.
  • Specifically, a small natural depression on the skin, especially on the face near the corners of the mouth.
  • You have very cute dimples .

    Synonyms

    * (depression in a surface ): dent

    Verb

    (dimpl)
  • To create a dimple in.
  • The hailstorm dimpled the roof of our car.
  • To create a dimple in one's face by smiling.
  • The young girl dimpled in glee as she was handed a cupcake.
  • To form dimples; to sink into depressions or little inequalities.
  • * Dryden
  • And smiling eddies dimpled on the main.

    Synonyms

    * (create a dimple in) dent, mar

    Anagrams

    * *

    pucker

    English

    Verb

    (en-verb)
  • To pinch or wrinkle; to squeeze inwardly, to dimple or fold.
  • 1914' ''The conduct of the white strangers it was that caused him the greatest perturbation. He '''puckered his brows into a frown of deep thought.'' — Edgar Rice Burroughs, ''Tarzan of the Apes , Chapter 13.
    1893' ''He had a very dark, fearsome face, and a gleam in his eyes that comes back to me in my dreams. His hair and whiskers were shot with gray, and his face was all crinkled and '''puckered like a withered apple. — Arthur Conan Doyle, "The Adventure of the Crooked Man".

    Derived terms

    * pucker up

    Noun

    (en-noun)
  • A fold or wrinkle.
  • 1921' ''The mouth was compressed, and on either side of it two tiny wrinkles had formed themselves in her cheeks. An infinity of slightly malicious amusement lurked in those little folds, in the '''puckers about the half-closed eyes, in the eyes themselves, bright and laughing between the narrowed lids. — Aldous Huxley, ''Crome Yellow , Chapter 3.
  • A state of perplexity or anxiety; confusion; bother; agitation.
  • 1874' ''"What a '''pucker everything is in!" said Bathsheba, discontentedly when the child had gone. "Get away, Maryann, or go on with your scrubbing, or do something! You ought to be married by this time, and not here troubling me!"'' — Thomas Hardy, '' Far From the Madding Crowd.