Definitions for Suckerˈsʌk ər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

suck•erˈsʌk ər(n.)

  1. a person or thing that sucks.

  2. Informal. a person easily cheated, deceived, or imposed upon.

    Category: Informal

  3. a suckling pig.

    Category: Animal Husbandry

  4. a part or organ that is adapted for sucking, or for clinging by suction.

    Category: Zoology

  5. any freshwater food fish of the family Catostomidae, mainly of North America, having thick lips.

    Category: Ichthyology

  6. a lollipop.

    Category: Informal

  7. the piston or valve of a suction pump. a pipe or tube through which something is drawn or sucked.

    Category: Hydraulogy

  8. a shoot rising from an underground stem or root.

    Category: Botany

  9. Informal. a person attracted to something as indicated: any person or thing.

    He's a sucker for new clothes.

    Category: Informal

  10. (v.t.)Informal. to make a sucker of; fool.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Status (usage)

  11. (v.i.)to send out suckers or shoots, as a plant.

Origin of sucker:

1350–1400

Princeton's WordNet

  1. chump, fool, gull, mark, patsy, fall guy, sucker, soft touch, mug(noun)

    a person who is gullible and easy to take advantage of

  2. sucker(noun)

    a shoot arising from a plant's roots

  3. sucker(noun)

    a drinker who sucks (as at a nipple or through a straw)

  4. sucker(noun)

    flesh of any of numerous North American food fishes with toothless jaws

  5. lollipop, sucker, all-day sucker(noun)

    hard candy on a stick

  6. sucker(noun)

    an organ specialized for sucking nourishment or for adhering to objects by suction

  7. sucker(noun)

    mostly North American freshwater fishes with a thick-lipped mouth for feeding by suction; related to carps

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sucker(noun)

    one who, or that which, sucks; esp., one of the organs by which certain animals, as the octopus and remora, adhere to other bodies

  2. Sucker(noun)

    a suckling; a sucking animal

  3. Sucker(noun)

    the embolus, or bucket, of a pump; also, the valve of a pump basket

  4. Sucker(noun)

    a pipe through which anything is drawn

  5. Sucker(noun)

    a small piece of leather, usually round, having a string attached to the center, which, when saturated with water and pressed upon a stone or other body having a smooth surface, adheres, by reason of the atmospheric pressure, with such force as to enable a considerable weight to be thus lifted by the string; -- used by children as a plaything

  6. Sucker(noun)

    a shoot from the roots or lower part of the stem of a plant; -- so called, perhaps, from diverting nourishment from the body of the plant

  7. Sucker(noun)

    any one of numerous species of North American fresh-water cyprinoid fishes of the family Catostomidae; so called because the lips are protrusile. The flesh is coarse, and they are of little value as food. The most common species of the Eastern United States are the northern sucker (Catostomus Commersoni), the white sucker (C. teres), the hog sucker (C. nigricans), and the chub, or sweet sucker (Erimyzon sucetta). Some of the large Western species are called buffalo fish, red horse, black horse, and suckerel

  8. Sucker(noun)

    the remora

  9. Sucker(noun)

    the lumpfish

  10. Sucker(noun)

    the hagfish, or myxine

  11. Sucker(noun)

    a California food fish (Menticirrus undulatus) closely allied to the kingfish (a); -- called also bagre

  12. Sucker(noun)

    a parasite; a sponger. See def. 6, above

  13. Sucker(noun)

    a hard drinker; a soaker

  14. Sucker(noun)

    a greenhorn; one easily gulled

  15. Sucker(noun)

    a nickname applied to a native of Illinois

  16. Sucker(verb)

    to strip off the suckers or shoots from; to deprive of suckers; as, to sucker maize

  17. Sucker(verb)

    to form suckers; as, corn suckers abundantly


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

sucker(noun)

(slang) a person who is easily fooled or is stupid enough to do something

Who is the sucker who bought your car?

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