Dimple vs Pucker - What's the difference?
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.
A small depression or indentation in a surface.
- The accident created a dimple in the hood of the car.
Specifically, a small natural depression on the skin, especially on the face near the corners of the mouth.
- The garden pool's dark surface breaks into dimples small and bright.
- You have very cute dimples .
* (depression in a surface ): dent
To create a dimple in.
To create a dimple in one's face by smiling.
- The hailstorm dimpled the roof of our car.
To form dimples; to sink into depressions or little inequalities.
- The young girl dimpled in glee as she was handed a cupcake.
- And smiling eddies dimpled on the main.
* (create a dimple in) dent, mar
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 ,
- 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".
* pucker up
A fold or wrinkle.
A state of perplexity or anxiety; confusion; bother; agitation.
- 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 ,
- 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.