Sucker meaning

sŭk'ər
One that sucks, especially an unweaned domestic animal.
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A lollipop.
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Any of numerous freshwater fishes of the family Catostomidae of North America and East Asia, having a thick-lipped mouth used for feeding by suction.
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A secondary shoot produced from the base or roots of a woody plant that gives rise to a new plant.
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To strip suckers or shoots from (plants).
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To trick; dupe.

Sucker a tourist into a confidence game.

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To send out suckers or shoots.
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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.
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A part or device used for sucking.
  • A pipe or conduit through which something is sucked.
  • The piston or piston valve of a suction pump.
  • An organ used by the leech, fluke, remora, etc. for sucking or holding fast to a surface by suction.
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A subordinate shoot from a bud on the root or stem of a plant.
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To remove suckers, or shoots, from.
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To make a dupe of; trick.
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To bear suckers, or shoots.
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A part by which an animal sucks blood from or uses suction to cling to another animal. Leeches and remoras have suckers.
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A shoot growing from the base or root of a tree or shrub and giving rise to a new plant, a clone of the plant from which it comes. The growth of suckers is a form of asexual reproduction.
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A person or thing that sucks.
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An organ or body part that does the sucking.
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An animal such as the octopus and remora, which adhere to other bodies with such organs.
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A piece of candy which is sucked; a lollypop.
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(horticulture) An undesired stem growing out of the roots or lower trunk of a shrub or tree, especially from the rootstock of a grafted plant or tree.
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(UK, colloquial) A suction cup.
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A suckling animal.

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

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A pipe through which anything is drawn.
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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; formerly used by children as a plaything.
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(slang, archaic) A hard drinker; a soaker.
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To strip the suckers or shoots from; to deprive of suckers.

To sucker maize.

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One who is easily fooled, or gulled.
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To fool someone; to take advantage of someone.

The salesman suckered him into signing an expensive maintenance contract.

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(slang) A thing or object. Any thing or object being called attention to with emphasis, as in "this sucker".
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(US, slang) A native of Illinois.
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
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An organ or other structure adapted for sucking nourishment or for clinging to objects by suction.
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A person or thing that sucks.
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Origin of sucker

  • Possibly from the Pig in a poke scam, where victims were tricked into believing they were buying a young (that is a suckling) pig. Also possibly from suckener.
    From Wiktionary
  • Possibly from German Sache (thing).
    From Wiktionary
  • From the verb suck.
    From Wiktionary