During the fight Stuffer was hit a heavy blow in the ear, and Dan Baxter got a black eye from a “soaker.”
The chunky one in the middle, his name's Sokai, but I call him soaker for short.
soaker took his thumping in a way that I judged it was a custom between them.
The soaker baffled the king by sipping, never taking a full draught.
It was a soaker, sure enough, and I didn't dry out until several days afterward.
It doesn't rain very much around here, but when it does we get a soaker!
Whereas the soaker is an utter stranger to wit and mirth, and no friend to either.
One day he received a "soaker" of a snowball in his left ear while hurrying to the gymnasium.
Old English socian (intransitive) "to soak, to lie in liquid," from Proto-Germanic *sukon (cf. West Flemish soken), possibly from PIE *sug-, from root *seue- (2) "to take liquid" (see sup (v.2)). Transitive sense "drench, permeate thoroughly" is from mid-14c.; that of "cause to lie in liquid" is from early 15c. Meaning "take up by absorption" is from 1550s. Slang meaning "to overcharge" first recorded 1895. Related: Soaked; soaking. As a noun, mid-15c., from the verb.