[ suhk-er ]
/ ˈsʌk ər /
a person or thing that sucks.
Informal. a person easily cheated, deceived, or imposed upon.
an infant or a young animal that is suckled, especially a suckling pig.
any of several freshwater, mostly North American food fishes of the family Catostomidae, having thick lips: some are now rare.
Informal. a lollipop.
the piston of a pump that works by suction, or the valve of such a piston.
a pipe or tube through which something is drawn or sucked.
Botany. a shoot rising from a subterranean stem or root.
Informal. a person attracted to something as indicated: He's a sucker for new clothes.
Slang. any person or thing: He's one of those smart, handsome suckers everybody likes. They're good boots, but the suckers pinch my feet.
verb (used with object)
Slang. to make a sucker of; fool; hoodwink: another person suckered by a con artist.
verb (used without object)
to send out suckers or shoots, as a plant.
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British Dictionary definitions for suckered
/ (ˈsʌkə) /
a person or thing that sucks
slang a person who is easily deceived or swindled
slang a person who cannot resist the attractions of a particular type of person or thinghe's a sucker for blondes
a young animal that is not yet weaned, esp a suckling pig
zoology an organ that is specialized for sucking or adhering
a cup-shaped device, generally made of rubber, that may be attached to articles allowing them to adhere to a surface by suction
- 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
a pipe or tube through which a fluid is drawn by suction
any small mainly North American cyprinoid fish of the family Catostomidae, having toothless jaws and a large sucking mouth
any of certain fishes that have sucking discs, esp the clingfish or sea snail
a piston in a suction pump or the valve in such a piston
(tr) to strip off the suckers from (a plant)
(intr) (of a plant) to produce suckers
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Scientific definitions for suckered
[ sŭk′ər ]
A part by which an animal sucks blood from or uses suction to cling to another animal. Leeches and remoras have suckers.
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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