What does sucker mean?

Definitions for sucker
ˈsʌk ərsuck·er

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word sucker.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. chump, fool, gull, mark, patsy, fall guy, sucker, soft touch, mugnoun

    a person who is gullible and easy to take advantage of

  2. suckernoun

    a shoot arising from a plant's roots

  3. suckernoun

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

  4. suckernoun

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

  5. lollipop, sucker, all-day suckernoun

    hard candy on a stick

  6. suckernoun

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

  7. suckernoun

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


  1. Suckernoun

    A person strongly attracted to something; -- usually used with for; as, he's a sucker for tall blondes.

  2. Suckerverb

    To cheat or deceive (a gullible person); to make a sucker of (someone).

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Suckernoun

    Etymology: suceur, French; from suck.

    Oil must be poured into the cylinder that the sucker may slip up and down in it more smoothly. Boyle.

    The ascent of waters is by suckers or forcers, or something equivalent thereunto. John Wilkins, Dædalus.

    One of the round leathers wherewith boys play, called suckers, not above an inch and half diameter, being well soaked in water, will stick and pluck a stone of twelve pounds up from the ground. Nehemiah Grew, Musæum.

    Mariners aye ply the pump,
    So they, but chearful, unfatigu’d, still move
    The draining sucker. Philips.

    The cutting away of suckers at the root and body, doth make trees grow high. Francis Bacon, Natural History.

    Out of this old root a sucker may spring, that with a little shelter and good seasons, may prove a mighty tree. John Ray.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Suckernoun

    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. Suckernoun

    a suckling; a sucking animal

  3. Suckernoun

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

  4. Suckernoun

    a pipe through which anything is drawn

  5. Suckernoun

    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. Suckernoun

    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. Suckernoun

    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. Suckernoun

    the remora

  9. Suckernoun

    the lumpfish

  10. Suckernoun

    the hagfish, or myxine

  11. Suckernoun

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

  12. Suckernoun

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

  13. Suckernoun

    a hard drinker; a soaker

  14. Suckernoun

    a greenhorn; one easily gulled

  15. Suckernoun

    a nickname applied to a native of Illinois

  16. Suckerverb

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

  17. Suckerverb

    to form suckers; as, corn suckers abundantly

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sucker in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sucker in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of sucker in a Sentence

  1. Barry Mehler:

    I stand before you today beholden to no human c -- sucker and working a paying f -- king union job and no limber d -- k of an administrator is going to tell me how to teach my classes because I'm a f -- king tenured professor.

  2. Hammurabi:

    Fuck Myself, and I am dirty dick sucker

  3. Paul Newman:

    If you're playing a poker game and you look around the table and and can't tell who the sucker is, it's you.

  4. Donald Trump:

    We're like the stupid sucker, and we're not going to pay anymore for all this stuff anymore. Anybody who comes in, if I win, they're going back out.

  5. Locker Room Fight Bowles:

    There was an altercation in the locker room, it had nothing to do with football. It was something very childish. He (Smith) got cold-cocked, sucker punched, whatever you want to call it, in the jaw. He has a broken jaw, fractured jaw, it requires some surgery.

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  • مغفلArabic
  • sutterDanish
  • Säufer, Wurzelschössling, Saftsauger, Saugrohr, Dummkopf, Wurzelbrut, Depp, Wurzelspross, Saugerin, Naivling, Sauger, Wurzeltrieb, Absaugrohr, Blödmann, Blutsauger, VolltrottelGerman
  • κοροϊδεύω, μυζητήρας, κορόιδο, κοτύληGreek
  • otarioSpanish
  • مکندهPersian
  • huijata, hölmö, lonkeroFinnish
  • pigeon, suceur, pigeonner, suceuseFrench
  • פראיירHebrew
  • balekHungarian
  • allocco, aspiratore, ventosa, sanguisuga, polpo, remora, capocchio, succhiatore, pompaItalian
  • 吸盤Japanese
  • 호구Korean
  • hekeruaMāori
  • frajerPolish
  • otário, sugador, ventosa, chupadorPortuguese
  • дурачить, одурачить, лох, сосу́н, дурить, фраер, сосуно́к, молокосос, сосу́нья, обдурить, присо́ска, простофиля, простакRussian
  • naivac, budala, pušioničarSerbo-Croatian
  • narra, lura, sugareSwedish
  • סאַקערYiddish

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    come up with (an idea, plan, explanation, theory, or principle) after a mental effort
    • A. descant
    • B. excogitate
    • C. fluster
    • D. knead

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