purse/pucker up/pout

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GandalfMB

Senior Member
Bulgarian - Yellow Beach
Hello,
This is how I see the difference: "Pout" to me is a rather emotional verb. Little children and sometimes even adults pout when they are upset, sad or even angry. It is also used when people push their lips forward. "Pucker up" - I would use it to describe someone preparing to kiss someone else. "Purse" - no emotions involved, pushing the lips forward, probably preparatory to putting lipstick on.


Some will probably disagree and please, feel free to correct me.

Thank you
 
  • Florentia52

    Modwoman in the attic
    English - United States
    Please give us a complete sentence using one of the words, with context, so we can discuss your question with an example in front of us.
     

    velisarius

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    British English (Sussex)

    GandalfMB

    Senior Member
    Bulgarian - Yellow Beach
    I've got it. Thank you all :). That's probably very individual, but do (some) ladies pout when applying lipstick?

    This is my last question. Thank you again.
     
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