[ thuhm-suhk-er ]
/ ˈθʌmˌsʌk ər /


a person who habitually sucks a thumb.


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OTHER WORDS FROM thumb-sucker

thumb-suck·ing, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020