sucker

sucker
sucker [suk′ər]
n.
1. a person or thing that sucks
2. any of a family (Catostomidae, order Cypriniformes) of bony fishes with a mouth adapted for sucking, found in freshwater of E Asia and North America
3. a part or device used for sucking; specif.,
a) a pipe or conduit through which something is sucked
b) the piston or piston valve of a suction pump
c) an organ used by the leech, fluke, remora, etc. for sucking or holding fast to a surface by suction
4. LOLLIPOP
5. Slang
a) a person easily cheated or taken in; dupe
b) a person highly susceptible to the attractions of something specified
c) any person or thing: often used humorously or affectionately, or to express mild annoyance
6. Bot. a subordinate shoot from a bud on the root or stem of a plant
vt.
1. to remove suckers, or shoots, from
2. Slang to make a dupe of; trick
vi.
to bear suckers, or shoots

English World dictionary. . 2014.

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  • Sucker — Suck er (s[u^]k [ e]r), n. 1. One who, or that which, sucks; esp., one of the organs by which certain animals, as the octopus and remora, adhere to other bodies. [1913 Webster] 2. A suckling; a sucking animal. Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster] 3. The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sucker — may refer to: * Lollipop or sucker, a type of confection * Basal shoot or sucker, a shoot or cane that grows from the base of a tree or shrub * Sucker (fish) or Catostomidae, a family of fish of the order Cypriniformes * Suckers, cup shaped parts …   Wikipedia

  • Sucker — Suck er, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Suckered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Suckering}.] 1. To strip off the suckers or shoots from; to deprive of suckers; as, to sucker maize. [1913 Webster] 2. To cheat or deceive (a gullible person); to make a sucker of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sucker — ist der Name folgender Personen: Klaus Jürgen Sucker (* 1956; † 1994), Zoologe und Verhaltensforscher Wolfgang Sucker (* 1905; † 1968), evangelischer Theologe und Kirchenpräsident der Evangelischen Kirche in Hessen und Nassau Diese Seite ist eine …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • sucker — young mammal before it is weaned, late 14c., agent noun from SUCK (Cf. suck). Slang meaning person who is easily deceived is first attested 1836, Amer.Eng., on notion of naivete; the verb in this sense is from 1939. But another theory traces the… …   Etymology dictionary

  • sucker — ► NOUN 1) a rubber cup that adheres to a surface by suction. 2) a flat or concave organ enabling an animal to cling to a surface by suction. 3) informal a gullible person. 4) (a sucker for) informal a person especially susceptible to or fond of… …   English terms dictionary

  • Sucker — Suck er, v. i. To form suckers; as, corn suckers abundantly. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sucker — Assez rare en France, ce nom semble désigner, comme Suck (57), celui qui est originaire d une localité allemande appelée Suckau ou Suckow (Allemagne orientale) …   Noms de famille

  • sucker — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n., informal, lollipop, all day sucker, sourball; slang, dupe, gull, pushover, [easy] mark, soft touch. See credulity, sweetness. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [A fish] Common suckers include: black horse, red… …   English dictionary for students

  • sucker — [[t]sʌ̱kə(r)[/t]] suckers, suckering, suckered 1) N COUNT; N VOC (disapproval) If you call someone a sucker, you mean that it is very easy to cheat them. [INFORMAL] But that is what the suckers want so you give it them... Keep giving us your… …   English dictionary

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