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thumb-sucker

[thuhm-suhk-er] /ˈθʌmˌsʌk ər/
noun
1.
a person who habitually sucks a thumb.
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thumb-sucking, noun
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thumbsucker

noun

A newspaper or magazine article with pretensions of gravity and authority: appeared in the Whole Earth Review in a misty-eyed thumbsucker by Kevin Kelley/ story known in the trade as a thumb-sucker, the desperate resort of editorial writers everywhere (1974+ Journalists)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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