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sucker-punch

[ suhk-er-puhnch ]
/ ˈsʌk ərˌpʌntʃ /

verb (used with object) Slang.

to strike (someone) with an unexpected blow.

RELATED WORDS

bushwhack

Nearby words

suck up to, sucker, sucker bait, sucker list, sucker punch, sucker-punch, suckerfish, suckerpunch, sucket fork, suckfish, suckhole
Related formssucker punch, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Word Origin and History for suckerpunch

suckerpunch


n.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper