sucker-punch

[suhk-er-puhnch]

verb (used with object) Slang.

to strike (someone) with an unexpected blow.

RELATED WORDS


Related formssucker punch, noun
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Word Origin and History for suckerpunch
n.

also sucker punch, 1926, from sucker + punch. Figurative use by 1929. As a verb by 1942. Related: Sucker-punched.

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