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).

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. W. C. Fields:

    Never give a sucker an even break.

  2. Jean Nathan Miller:

    The best advice one can offer to both press and public is the suggestion Ronald Reagan himself gave to students in Chicago ... Don't let me get away with it. Check me out. Don't be the sucker generation.

  3. Benjamin Jones:

    I yanked that Luger out and shot a German looking around the corner. I shot that sucker in the head before he could get me and then another one bobbed up almost the same place. I shot him in the head with the Luger, i really felt proud of myself fighting for my life with that Luger.

  4. Barack Obama:

    That was pretty impressive. I got the sucker! (after killing a miserable fly during an interview)

  5. 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.

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Translations for sucker

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  • مغفلArabic
  • Blödmann, Absaugrohr, Säufer, Wurzelbrut, Dummkopf, Sauger, Volltrottel, Wurzelspross, Depp, Saugrohr, Saftsauger, Wurzelschössling, Saugerin, Naivling, Wurzeltrieb, BlutsaugerGerman
  • μυζητήρας, κορόιδο, κοροϊδεύω, κοτύληGreek
  • otarioSpanish
  • huijata, lonkero, hölmöFinnish
  • suceur, pigeon, suceuse, pigeonnerFrench
  • פראיירHebrew
  • balekHungarian
  • polpo, aspiratore, allocco, sanguisuga, succhiatore, capocchio, remora, ventosa, pompaItalian
  • 吸盤Japanese
  • 호구Korean
  • hekeruaMāori
  • frajerPolish
  • ventosa, chupador, sugador, otárioPortuguese
  • сосу́н, лох, дурить, фраер, обдурить, присо́ска, простак, простофиля, сосу́нья, молокосос, сосуно́к, одурачить, дурачитьRussian
  • pušioničar, naivac, budalaSerbo-Croatian
  • narra, sugare, luraSwedish

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