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bloodsucker

[ bluhd-suhk-er ]
/ ˈblʌdˌsʌk ər /
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noun

any animal that sucks blood, especially a leech.
an extortioner or usurer.

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Origin of bloodsucker

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at blood, sucker

OTHER WORDS FROM bloodsucker

bloodsucking, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for bloodsucker

bloodsucker
/ (ˈblʌdˌsʌkə) /

noun

an animal that sucks blood, esp a leech or mosquito
a person or thing that preys upon another person, esp by extorting money

Derived forms of bloodsucker

bloodsucking, adjective
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