sucker

/ˈsʌkə / (say 'sukuh)

noun
1. someone or something that sucks.
2. an infant or a young animal that is suckled, especially a suckling pig.
3. a part or organ of an animal adapted for sucking nourishment, or for adhering to an object as by suction.
4. any member of the cyprinoid family Catostomidae, comprising freshwater fishes which are mostly North American and often used as food.
5. the piston of a pump which works by suction, or the valve of such a piston.
6. a pipe or tube through which anything is drawn.
7. Botany a shoot rising from a subterranean stem or a root.
8. Originally US Colloquial a person easily deceived or imposed upon; dupe: *Anything! But don't leave me stranded, looking as if I was nothing better than a sucker for prestige and status –hugh mackay, 1999.
9. Colloquial a lollipop, especially an all-day sucker.
10. Colloquial an object or device regarded with familiarity and affection.
verb (t)
11. to strip off suckers or shoots from (a plant); remove superfluous shoots from (tobacco, etc.).
12. Colloquial to make a sucker (def. 8) of.
verb (i)
13. to send out suckers or shoots, as a plant.

Australian English 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 — [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.,… …   English World dictionary

  • 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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