verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of sucker
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Contemporary Examples of sucker
Sucker," the young man taunted, "I should be fighting Patterson, not you.The Stacks: Harold Conrad Was Many Things, But He Was Never, Ever Dull
March 8, 2014
Historical Examples of sucker
An Indian, of the Sucker tribe, whom he had previously met, was sitting there.Murder Point
In the oldest strata we find two wondrous creatures, the Devourer and the Sucker.
Let us in the first place, in this chapter, speak of the first, the Sucker.
The Sucker of the soft gelatinous world, was himself soft and gelatinous.
Sucker said at once, “You may eat me if you can, but that has still to be decided.”
- a strong shoot that arises in a mature plant from a root, rhizome, or the base of the main stem
- a short branch of a parasitic plant that absorbs nutrients from the host
"young mammal before it is weaned," late 14c., agent noun from suck. Slang meaning "person who is easily deceived" is first attested 1836, American English, on notion of naivete; the verb in this sense is from 1939. But another theory traces the slang meaning to the fish called a sucker (1753), on the notion of being easy to catch in their annual migrations. Meaning "lollipop" is from 1823.